[Fedora-packaging] Muiltilib for -devel allowed?

Michael Schwendt mschwendt at gmail.com
Thu Jun 20 06:56:13 UTC 2013

On Thu, 20 Jun 2013 08:29:01 +0200, Björn Esser wrote:

> Am Donnerstag, den 20.06.2013, 11:41 +0530 schrieb Parag N(पराग़):
> > Hi,
> > 
> >    I want to know whether multilib -devel packages are acceptable?
> > This is related to bug
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=965914#c5 
> Sure multilib -devel packages are allowed, e.g:

Not only are they "allowed", they belong to the primary set of packages
that make a repo multiarch. The repo compose tool pulls in compatible
-devel packages, their dependencies and run-time libs it detects:


The DevelMultilibMethod at the bottom is what's enabled in the config.

Conflicts between the two -devel packages for different archs ought to be
fixed like other packaging bugs. That hasn't been found extremely
important for early Fedora releases, but later we've worked with tracker
bugs, such as 'multilibdevel':

  packages with multilib -devel conflicts

There are tons of tickets about such conflicts.

Michael Schwendt
Fedora release 19 (Schrödinger’s Cat) - Linux 3.9.5-301.fc19.x86_64
loadavg: 0.06 0.16 0.21

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