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

Braden McDaniel braden at endoframe.com
Wed Sep 16 03:39:39 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-09-15 at 22:39 -0400, 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.

Actually, what I'm worried about is, "yum pulls in a bunch of i686
packages as dependencies that won't work when (for some reason) it can't
find the x86_64 ones that it really needs".

I don't think that's acceptable behavior.

Braden McDaniel <braden at endoframe.com>

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