yum pulling in 386 packages

seth vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Wed Sep 26 01:15:33 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-09-25 at 23:24 +0200, Krzysztof Halasa wrote:
> seth vidal <skvidal at fedoraproject.org> writes:
> > Umm, you have it backward. When I was originally writing in the multilib
> > support I asked how it should be done and was told, at the time, by
> > Jeremy that it should install both of them b/c that's what users would
> > want/expect. At least, that's what I vaguely recall. This has been about
> > 3 years, now.
> Well, I think it was like that 3 years ago.
> Now it seems users want x86_64 only, they don't want i386-devel,
> they maybe want i386 Firefox (can the Flash be used with some 32->64
> wrapper?) and a couple of other things (32-bit gcc code generation,
> if the respective optional 32-bit libs are installed).
> Yes, some users need all i386 they can have (such as devel).
> I fully agree it would be great if we had _no_ i386 packages in
> x86_64, and if the right way to get 32-bit packages was just pointing
> yum etc. to the 32-bit repository.
> > Wrong. It's about the policy.
> Ok, then the policy should be fixed.

Right - which is what Jesse is trying to get organized. A meeting, a
whiteboard, a plan.


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