Software Management call for RFEs
fweimer at redhat.com
Thu May 23 14:24:01 UTC 2013
On 05/23/2013 02:58 PM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> The reason I specifically said:
> On 22 May 2013 23:18, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones at redhat.com> wrote:
>> (10) Get rid of multilib, /usr/lib64 etc and copy what Debian/Ubuntu
>> are doing.
> is that Debian and derivatives are more popular than Fedora and the
> Linux community ought to settle on one way of doing this, which just
> by virtue of popularity and completeness of the proposal means doing
> it the Debian way in this case.
The "Debian way" (not sure if it's actually the "Ubuntu way") hasn't
been widely upstreamed. GCC didn't build for a year or two, and many
upstream configure-type scripts still fail. The lib64 approach appears
to be less invasive (or Fedora was just better at upstreaming support
for it 8-).
Some of the rationale for multiarch doesn't make much sense anymore.
For example, you can now use IFUNCs to select specialized functions at
run time and don't have to ship separate DSOs anymore.
Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security Team
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