Fedora with Universal Binaries?

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at chello.at
Thu Oct 22 17:57:34 UTC 2009

King InuYasha wrote:
> I just saw this article about an effort to create Universal binary style
> ELF binaries for Linux, and I thought that this would be something to
> watch, so that Fedora could integrate both x86-32 and x86-64 into single
> DVD sets.
> http://icculus.org/fatelf/

Yuck!!! Please don't infect GNU/Linux with this completely braindead crap! 
This wastes a lot of disk space and download bandwidth and probably also 
increases loading times for NO reason whatsoever. It also doubles the build 
times for any and all software. Just figure out what arch your machine is 
and install the correct package for your arch! Fat binaries are a method to 
make crappy binary-only software distribution easier, they have no room on a 
Free Software system. Let the Mac folks keep their fat crap and leave our 
binaries as native for the appropriate arch!

        Kevin Kofler

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