Software Management call for RFEs

Florian Weimer fweimer at
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> 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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