On Thu, 2008-04-17 at 12:41 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
Sérgio Durigan Júnior wrote:
> Hello folks,
> I would like to know if there are any efforts to make both 32- and
> 64-bit versions of the same package "live" together in a system.
32/64 bit versions of any/all packages? No.
But if the pkg's in question satisfy fedora's notion/definition of
multilib (which is complicated in itself), yes.
Well, what happens is that in some archs (specifically PowerPC in our
case) it's very common to have a biarch environment (i.e., 64-bit kernel
and mixed 32/64-bit userspace), so it's not a strange thing to have both
versions of some software installed in the system. I've used Perl as an
example, but I can cite a lot more packages that may need to be
installed correctly in a biarch environment (Python, PHP, Ruby, Apache).
That's the rationale behind my question :-).
BTW, can you please tell me where can I find the multilib definition?
I've been reading
, but I
don't know if it's official.
Sérgio Durigan Júnior
Linux on Power Toolchain - Software Engineer
Linux Technology Center - LTC