Software Management call for RFEs

Michal Schmidt mschmidt at
Thu May 23 13:25:23 UTC 2013

On 05/23/2013 03:10 PM, Jan Zelený wrote:
> On 23. 5. 2013 at 14:23:30, Michal Schmidt wrote:
>> On 05/23/2013 01:44 PM, Jan Zelený wrote:
>>> +1 for this, the dependency hell for 32 bit applications is really a major
>>> pain in the new versions of Ubuntu. I have dealt with that multiple times
>>> and I wasn't able to resolve all the problems (e.g. Google Earth still
>>> doesn't work on Ubuntu for me)
>> Isn't that simply because deb packages do not express library
>> dependencies in as detailed way as rpm packages do?
>> I'm sure Richard was not suggesting to get rid of that rpm feature.
> TBH I'm not perfectly sure what causes the problem but since the new
> "multilib" in Ubuntu started I am dealing with a whole bunch of issues like
> the one I described. So to sum up, I personally think we are doing much better
> with the way how things work in Fedora.

In some ways we are, in other aspects we are not. Drawing conclusions 
from your experience with Google Earth without real understanding is a 


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