On Wed, Jul 06, 2005 at 08:20:38PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote: > Stephan Seitz <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > > > On Wed, Jul 06, 2005 at 06:34:26PM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote: > >>We are not saying you shouldn't make binaries coinstallable for > >>multiple archs, we are only saying we won't make this a policy. It is > >>left to each package maintainer to decide if he wants to make the > >>multiarch change for his binary too or not and nearly every one will > >>not. > > > > All right, this is a solution I can live with. Until now I thought, > > that it would be impossible, even with multiarch, to install two > > programs together. > > It is impossible to install two packages that contain the same > filename. Libraries use /usr/lib/arch-os/ to make libs differ between > archs. That's not _entirely_ true. In Tollef's multiarch proposal, files in /usr/share/doc/<package> can indeed overlap between packages with precisely the same name differing only in architecture. My preliminary patches to dpkg supported that behaviour. > Also programs don't depend on something like galeon (i hope). Yes, this is an assumption of Tollef's proposal. Actually, it's that programs don't depend on galeon *and care what the architecture of that package is*. (I think... don't hold me to that... :) ) Hugo. -- === Hugo Mills: hugo@... carfax.org.uk | darksatanic.net | lug.org.uk === PGP key: 1C335860 from wwwkeys.eu.pgp.net or http://www.carfax.org.uk --- Modern medicine does not treat causes: headaches are not --- caused by a paracetamol deficiency.
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