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Re: yum pulling in 386 packages



On Monday, 24 September 2007 at 15:52, David Woodhouse wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-09-24 at 09:48 -0400, Steve Grubb wrote:
> > If you are a developer and  *want* the ability to do cross compiling,
> > then I could see those people wanting multilib.
> 
> Note that we're not talking about "multilib or not". We're talking about
> whether to install a bunch of packages for the secondary architecture by
> _default_.
> 
> If you want to build a package (other than in mock), then you have to
> install its dependencies -- a bunch of -devel packages. 
> 
> Would you expect those packages to be installed for you automatically,
> just in _case_ you need them? That's the kind of thinking that leads to
> wanting an 'Everything' install, isn't it?

Indeed. +1 to turning this off by default. In fact, +1 to installing
only 64bit packages on x86_64 install (while keeping the i386 versions
in the repository, of course).

Regards,
R.

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