Improving the way we select multilib packages for trees

Jeremy Katz katzj at
Mon May 1 15:09:05 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-04-29 at 11:10 +0100, Joe Orton wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 28, 2006 at 02:23:48PM -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> > What does this mean to you as a package maintainer?  In a lot of cases,
> > hopefully nothing.  But there are cases where header files included in
> > packages are generated at build-time and have an architecture or build
> > specific nature.  These conflicts will need to be fixed similar to how
> > things have been fixed for runtime library issues -- either moving files
> > around or removing the cause for the difference.  If there is a valid
> > reason for them to be different, then you might want to explore having a
> > common stub header that includes the different headers as appropriate
> > (eg, how /usr/include/gnu/stubs.h is handled)
> Nobody has come up with a feasible plan for dealing with 
> %{_bindir}/foo-config scripts AFAIK.

Probably the best thing to do in these cases is to create pkgconfig .pc
files and then make the foo-config script a simple wrapper around


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