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Re: nx, freenx on x86_64

Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:

> Am Donnerstag, den 08.06.2006, 09:12 -0400 schrieb Neal Becker:
>> Thanks for adding nx, freenx to extras!
>> Can we add i386 packages to x86_64 repository, please?
> No, I don't think that we should do that ATM -- or are there any *good*
> reasons for it? And did somebody check if that combination even works?

1. So that people that have a standard yum or smart setup on x86_64 can do
install easily.  Otherwise, they have to add i386 repos to their setup.  In
core, there are quite a few i386 packages in x86_64 repos so this is
consistent with existing practice.

2. Yes, works for me.  Except, it's only nx - freenx is noarch (my mistake)

> And in any case: Just copying the i386 version over to the x86-64 repo
> because the maintainer couldn't fix it for x86-64 on it's own is the
> wrong approach IMHO because then we might have a bunch of i386 packages
> in the x86-64 soon just because maintainers were to lazy to fix their
> stuff (or find someone interested in x86-64 to fix it).

I don't know what it takes to fix this, but there are some cases where it
really is a problem to get a x86_64 version.  For example, there are some
(few) packages that use i386 assembly.

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