MultilibTricks

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Tue May 6 12:55:23 UTC 2008


On Tue, 6 May 2008 14:46:45 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:

> On Tue, 06 May 2008 07:24:40 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> 
> > Tom Lane wrote:
> > 
> > 
> > > Indeed, in my experience the entire POINT of a -libs subpackage is that
> > > it doesn't pull in the whole base package.  If it does, why are you
> > > bothering to create a separate libs subpackage?  So the review guidelines
> > > are indisputably broken here.
> > 
> > -libs, even if Require'ing the base pkg, helps multilib-wise.
> 
> If -libs requires base pkg, there's no need to split the two.
> 
> And it cannot help multilib-wise, because the -devel => -libs => base pkg
> chain is still intact.

Unless RPM doesn't care about the arch of the base pkg... and takes
either one, ... oh well...




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