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Re: development packages and multilib

Orcan Ogetbil <oget fedora gmail com> writes:
> On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 4:11 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
>> Actually the only reason that mysql-config is a binary and not a script
>> is that there doesn't seem to be any other good way for it to know which
>> word-width it's supposed to return results for. This is one of the main
>> problems with trying to do software builds in a multilib environment.

> What is wrong with renaming the xxxxx-config binary to
> xxxxx-config.%{arch} (or moving it to %{_libdir}) and writing a
> platform independent shell script xxxxx-config that will call the
> correct xxxxx-config.%{arch} file?

How is the platform independent shell script to know which arch-specific
file to call?  (This is an actual question, not a rhetorical one.)
AFAIK there is nothing it can look at that isn't likely to do the Wrong
Thing from the perspective of someone trying to build software.

			regards, tom lane

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