[Fedora-packaging] Re: -devel arch dependencies

Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org
Thu Apr 12 19:13:54 UTC 2007

On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 09:09:47PM +0200, Matthias Saou wrote:
> > > 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?
> > 64 by default. Install "firefox-32" from extras to get an icon that runs the
> > 32-bit version.
> Ok, then the current situation doesn't make much sense to me since it
> still requires some "manual work", i.e. either :
> - Install that firefox-32 package
> (and/or)
> - Remove the x86_64 firefox package

Good point.

> Anyway, in the end my vote would be to change yum's behaviour from
> "install all available archs of the latest version" to "install best
> available arch of the latest version" when no arch is specified, and
> not have anaconda install any compat 32bit packages by default.

Plus we can add in the firefox-32 package if need be, if there's not
something I'm missing about the dep change that makes it also pull in the
32-bit package.

Matthew Miller           mattdm at mattdm.org          <http://mattdm.org/>
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