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Re: Apt not working on new Fedora core 4



On Thu, 2005-06-16 at 14:49 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> On Thu, 2005-06-16 at 21:49 +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> > On Thu, 2005-06-16 at 14:18 -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> > > On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 08:09:21PM +0200, Matthias Saou wrote:
> > > > Just to confirm that indeed ayo.freshrpms.net carries all of FC4 (i386,
> > > > x86_64 and ppc) and Extras, apt-enabled.
> > > 
> > > won't the x86_64 be a problem?
> > 
> > It's not a problem as long as you don't have multilib packages
> > installed. Apt can handle 64bit stuff just fine, what it can't handle is
> > packages with same n-v-r but different arch simultaneously installed. 
> > 
> > Hmm. In fact, with FC4 you could use apt with x86_64 if you just give up
> > openoffice. On FC3 grub was dynamically linked, causing glibc.i686
> > dependency on all x86_64 systems, on FC4 it's statically linked so you
> > don't need to have 32bit glibc on the system which was the absolute
> > showstopper for apt on FC-x86_64 earlier.
> 
> and give up firefox + plugins.

Well, firefox is 64bit by default on x86_64 so you're either including
i386 repo or giving up the plugins already.

That's one of the biggest nuisances for me on x86_64, but hey, no pain
no gain. Enough people whine about x86_64 browser plugins, maybe the
commercial vendors wake up some day :)

	- Panu -


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