Software Management call for RFEs

Jan Zelený jzeleny at
Thu May 23 13:28:50 UTC 2013

On 23. 5. 2013 at 15:25:23, Michal Schmidt wrote:
> 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
> mistake.

That's completely true. But again I'm not even sure this is something that:

a) can be fixed on rpm level
b) is other than a policy issue

All in all I think this is something that should be brought to FESCO (maybe 
proposed as a Fedora Feature?) before anything else.


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