[Fedora-packaging] Re: -devel arch dependencies

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Thu Apr 12 13:37:42 UTC 2007

On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 03:22:00PM +0200, Matthias Saou wrote:
> Axel Thimm wrote :
> > On Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 02:52:00PM +0200, Matthias Saou wrote:
> > > (this said, on a quite simple FC6 x86_64 install on which I've done
> > > "yum remove glibc.i686" post-install, gnome-terminal crashes
> > > in some /usr/lib64/gconv/ library, which I suspect has something to do
> > > with multilib and rpm removing translations... but even after nearly
> > > two hours, I still couldn't figure out where the problem lies... glibc,
> > > some libgnome*... dunno...)
> > 
> > Try rpm -Va 2>&1 | grep missing
> Done that, waaaaaaaayyyyy too many docs and translations gone. I forced
> a reinstall of the packages I thought could be the cause (i.e. glibc*,
> libgnome, gtk2/glib2 etc.) but without any apparent success.
> Anyway, my point was that from my POV multilib is ugly (I think we're
> all aware of that and all agree...),

In fact, I like multilib/multiarch. It isn't the general concept that
sucks, but our overwrite concept and the buggy implementation in rpm.

> and that I still don't like the fact that it's forced upon all users
> by default (this is where opinions are much more mixed).
> Arch dependencies isn't something we would have to worry about if we
> weren't doing all of this ugly mixing of archs on single systems ;-)
> Matthias

Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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