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Re: Changing the default 32-bit x86 arch for Fedora 12



On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 12:08 PM, Gilboa Davara<gilboad gmail com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-06-17 at 02:45 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>> Jeremy Sanders wrote:
>> > Why not leave it be and suggest people move to the less brain dead x86-64
>> > instead? Innovation and legacy support.
>>
>> Crazy suggestion: What if we make 32-bit x86 a secondary arch and keep only
>> x86_64 as primary? ;-)
>>
>> Of course, that'd be pretty radical and it's likely too early to do that.
>> (For example, I'm typing this on a 32-bit-only machine (old Pentium IV from
>> before EM64T).) It'd also most likely mean to drop multilibs from the
>> x86_64 repo by default (because the 32-bit stuff would be built as a
>> secondary arch only). But still, it's food for thought, and I'm pretty sure
>> there will be a point in time where we'll want to do that, considering that
>> basically all new non-netbook x86 hardware is x86_64.
>>
>>         Kevin Kofler
>>
>
> Even though I require i386 multi-libs (Mostly Linux games), I second the
> above.
> IMHO, multi-lib can (should?) be replaced by better chroot
> build/management tools. (Read: sticking all the i386 junk in a skeleton
> i386 chroot)

chroot for building apps is fine but its not really a replacement for
multilib if you want to run apps.


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