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Re: multiarch status update

On 5/14/06, Olaf van der Spek <olafvdspek@gmail.com> wrote:
On 5/13/06, Henning Makholm <henning@makholm.net> wrote:
> sense if one considers a #! program to be something that should have
> predictable behavior no matter what the user happens to have in his
> $PATH.

If the independence is a requirement, yes.
But I don't think it has to be a requirement.
And I think you can replace the path way with a better solution.

My question is:
- Why does a python program care whether it's running under a 32 or 64
bit version? Surely it shouldn't matter?
- Why would you want to have both types installed simultaneously anyway?

For libraries the answer is simple, but multiarch applications simply
don't seem useful to me. The solution would be to either forbid having
both versions installed, or deal with it via alternatives. They should
be indistinguishable from a users point of view.
Martijn van Oosterhout <kleptog@gmail.com> http://svana.org/kleptog/

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