Improving the way we select multilib packages for trees

Tom Lane tgl at
Mon May 1 16:04:27 UTC 2006

Peter Jones <pjones at> writes:
> On Mon, 2006-05-01 at 11:24 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>> How will that fix the problem that you need to return different results
>> depending on whether the user is interested in the 32-bit or 64-bit
>> libraries?  Right now the script would require psychic abilities to
>> figure that out, because the user has no way to indicate it.

> ... You don't want to have to change the paths everywhere
> to build for the other arch, you want to do:
> rpm -ba --target=i386 foo.spec
> and just have it work.

If you have a non-psychic solution for that, I'd like to see it, because
I'm not seeing what it is.

			regards, tom lane

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