[Fedora-packaging] Re: -devel arch dependencies

Matthias Saou thias at spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.egg.and.spam.freshrpms.net
Thu Apr 12 18:33:10 UTC 2007

Nicolas Mailhot wrote :

> Le Jeu 12 avril 2007 17:07, Matthew Miller a écrit :
> > On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 09:57:44AM -0500, Tom spot Callaway wrote:
> >> I doubt that we have any statistics on people willingly using multilib,
> >> but I know I got it on my x86_64 machine and I sure as hell didn't want
> >> it for anything besides firefox.
> >
> > +1,000,000. :)
> I'm full 64bit on my box precisely because flash was not worth the pain of
> dealing with multilib

The only computer where I have left multilib packages installed is my
main workstation, to get 32bit firefox, but in my case too it's the
only thing I wanted... that's the first issue.

The second issue is yum's default behaviour of installing all available
archs for the requested package, which annoys me quite a lot. Today
alone I had to re-run yum quite a few times after wanting to install
some devel packages I needed to phpize some PHP modules... no, I don't
want the 32bit devel package! ;-)

Oh, silly question, but : When installing both firefox packages, is the
32bit version run by default!? If so, how come, and is it the same for
all other packages (I seem to have quite a few installed as both 32 and
64 bit and I'd prefer to be running the native versions) or does
firefox already have some kind of special treatment?


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