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Re: Dependencies a little excessive?



On Thursday 10 August 2006 11:33, Matthew Miller wrote:
> Stymied, or required to do a bit of extra typing? 'Cause I'm pretty sure
> the case where you want to install both archs *should* be the one where
> extra typing is required. So, "yum install foo.*" (shades of DOS). Or, if
> it needs to be "yum install foo.x86_64 foo.i386" (or "foo foo.i386"), is
> that really so bad?

it is when we want to provide a multilib environment when folks shouldn't have 
to think about it.  Our users should have to jump through hoops when they 
want to run some 32bit app.  It should Just Work.  That's IMHO a big reason 
why we are installing both arches by default.  The folks that really CARE 
about being pure lib are the ones that would have the ability to fiddle with 
some bits in a yumconf file.

-- 
Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora

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