Multiarch crazyiness

Patrice Dumas pertusus at
Mon Oct 22 08:53:13 UTC 2007

On Mon, Oct 22, 2007 at 09:52:20AM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> Jon Masters wrote:
>>  It obviously was a kludge. And a great one - Jeremy, Bill, and other
>> *smart* people (so don't get me wrong guys!) had to come up with a
>> solution at some point when this came up, but it's long since time to
>> take a big breath and think about a longer term fix.
>> Can we agree that needs to happen? If so, I'll happily actually get
>> involved in implementing a fix, as I've said to these folks in face to
>> face conversations about multilib before!
> Why don't we just install 64 bit packages (on x86-64)[1]?  I've been 
> running Fedora 7 & 8 systems like this for ages without any problems.  I 
> can't see why it isn't the default, with kludges only for the people who 
> want 32 bit packages on their shiny 64 bit processor.

The idea is to be possible to develop and run together software for all
the supported arches, to let te choice to users.


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