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Re: multiarch/bi-arch status (ETA) question



bob@proulx.com (Bob Proulx) writes:

> Thomas Steffen wrote:
>> > Multiarch is something that goes way beyond what other
>> > amd64 distributions have.
>> 
>> Maybe, but the RedHat package management does support two different
>> architectures, and it does it now.
>
> Technically that is "biarch".  That is different than "multiarch".
> Red Hat has implemented special case biarch support.  Debian has not
> implemented either but the goal is to implement multiarch.
>
> Using the language in the same way is important to avoid confusion.
>
> Bob

So under red hat you can actualy do: [whatever dpkg's -i is for rpm]

rpm -i libfoo_i386.rpm
rpm -i libfoo_amd64.rpm
rpm -i bar_i386.rpm baz_amd64.rpm

where bar and baz both need libfoo?

MfG
        Goswin



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