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Re: Time to make Extras multi-lib?



On Thu, 2006-06-22 at 11:54 -0500, Callum Lerwick wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-06-22 at 14:21 +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > o Minimal ("application POV"): only what doesn't natively run:
> > 
> >   This algorithm should start with a simple manual decision of what
> >   top-level packages to pull to 64 bits at all (including such not
> >   existing in Fedora space, e.g. ISV products), and then pull in all
> >   run-time dependencies, too.
> > 
> > o Full compat bloat ("lib POV"): In addition to the above approach,
> >   one would blindly copy every lib containing package over.
> 
> Yeah I'm somewhat confused as to what the goal is. In the case of
> x86_64, IMHO multilib exists only for legacy compatability, (Mostly, for
> running Wine, and maybe flash...) and in the long run, 32bit needs to
> die die die. Thus the minimal approach makes sense here.

Except that people want to be able to continue to run older apps.  The
32-bit compatibility is the primary thing that makes migration to x86_64
far easier than another arch (such as ppc or ia64).  While originally I
was a proponent of the minimal approach, a few years of experience have
me changing my mind about what's desired

Jeremy


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