[Fedora-packaging] Explicit "Requires" should (usually) be arch-specific

Seth Vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Wed Sep 16 02:42:45 UTC 2009

On Tue, 15 Sep 2009, Tom Lane wrote:

> Jon Masters <jcm at redhat.com> writes:
>> On Tue, 2009-09-15 at 19:12 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>>> Surely this is a bug, not something that every single specfile must
>>> work around.
>> Well, if it's a bug then the entire multilib approach is a bug ;)
> I think that's widely agreed ;-).  Multilib is a crock that is meant
> to sort of work for some common cases.  The cases that Braden seems
> to be worried about, like version skew between different installed
> arches of the same package, are not something multilib was ever
> expected to be able to handle gracefully.

and yet just the other day I was hit up about making sure we 
install both versions (i386 and x86_64) of a set of libraries on any install for a 
customer using a fedora-derived distribution.


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