Re: List of packages which should probably be Architecture: all
On Thu, Jan 03, 2008 at 09:50:48AM +1100, Brian May wrote:
> >>>>> "Raphael" == Raphael Geissert <email@example.com> writes:
> Raphael> Brian May <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Raphael> dar-static
> Raphael> Theodore Y. Ts'o <email@example.com>
> Raphael> e2fsck-static
> Both of these (and maybe others) are false positives.
Which would be caught if the test actually say, used the "file"
command for any binary that had files installed in a .../bin directory
or .../lib directory.
BTW, I recently got a complaint from someone who was still
using a 2.4 Woody system, and had been using e2fsck-static as a way of
getting the latest e2fsprogs fixups for e2fsck, given that the woody
backports effort had stopped a while ago. Apparently the latest glibc
uses thread local storage in its locale code, so even linking
statically against glibc will result in a binary that can't be used on
a 2.4 kernel. Because I was a nice guy, I hacked up e2fsck-static to
build against dietlibc instead, so it would work on ancient systems.
Dropped the size of the binary from over a megabyte to about 330k, a
savings of two-thirds....