multiarch conflicts

Bill Nottingham notting at
Mon Oct 22 18:39:34 UTC 2007

Patrice Dumas (pertusus at said: 
> How are the multilib conflicts tested? I'd like to verify that there are
> no conflicts anymore before building.

Install x86_64 package. Then, in separate transaction, install i386 package.

> Also will this be extended to binary files?

Depends. ELF files? No. Other binary files? (data, etc.) - yes.

> And last what to do when the conflict is 'logical'? I have 2 examples in
> the bes package:
> * there is a bes-config file which specifies the directory where
>   dlopened backend modules are, this is a %_libdir subdirectory, so,
>   it is logical to have a difference between arches.

The general way to do this is making the *-config script call pkg-config.

> * in the /etc/bes/bes.conf file there is also a conflict because in
>   that file the dlopened modules are specified, and therefore the libdir
>   is different.

That's a problem.


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