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Re: multiarch status update

On Sun, May 14, 2006 at 01:19:14AM +0200, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> Henning Makholm wrote:
> >In multiarch, the right approach to this particular problem is to
> >arrange for /usr/bin/python to be a symlink to /usr/bin/$arch/python
> >with $arch chosen (somehow) appropriately for a default python
> >interpreter.
> Apart from the fact that no multiarch proposals have tried to 
> multiarchify /usr/bin and /bin, but are rather letting applications for 

Some multiarch proposals provided non-conflicting path for executables
as well.

What they failed to do was to allow to install two packages containing the
same executable for two different plateforms.

> which multiarch makes sense (think gcc) handle this themselves.

How ?

> I so far haven't seen any compelling arguments for multiarchifying the 
> whole archive including all of */bin.

Personnally I would favor a new files hierachy that allow every
arch-dependend files to be co-installable. Even if we are not able to
take full advantage of it at once, it seems saner and more forward-looking
than only allowing libraries to be co-installable. This might also make
easier to have this new scheme adopted by other OS.

Bill. <ballombe@debian.org>

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