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Re: What decides that a package is multilib?

2009/6/29 Ondřej Vašík <ovasik redhat com>:
> Mary Ellen Foster píše v Po 29. 06. 2009 v 09:58 +0100:
>> Someone has just filed a bug that pl.i586 conflicts with pl.x86_64:
>>      https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=508515
>> This is indeed true (I just verified it), but what I don't know is why
>> pl.i586 is in the multilib repository in the first place. How do
>> packages become multilib?
> You install files into libdir (%{_libdir}/%{name}-%{version}/*)- which
> differs for 32 and 64 bit architecture. Therefore is your package
> considered multilib.
> As binaries will probably always differ, the only and best way to
> resolve those multilib conflicts would be to have pl-libs subpackage.

Rats. Looks like I'll have to do a bit of fiddling, as upstream puts
everything (incliding binaries) into subdirectories of %{_libdir} and
then makes symbolic links into %{_bindir}. Oh well, can't be avoided I
guess ...

Thanks for the explanation!


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