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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Re: RPM in openSUSE 13.1
On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 09:11:50PM +0400, Andrey Borzenkov wrote:
I mean libfoo.i586 and libfoo-32bit.x86_64. They are identical. Being
able to use the same libfoo.i586 on both 32 and 64 bit distro would be
beneficial both from build time and space consumption point of view.

You can use "libfoo.i586" as long as you don't install "libfoo.x86_64".

Some more background: the -32bit packages tend to contain a subset
of the contents of the packages they are derived from. There are good
reasons why we did it different to Fedora, just ask the Fedora rpm
developers or the yum developers about the pain they still have with
their implementation.

Build time is not an issue at all, the -32bit packages are directly
repackaged from the i586 packages, so they don't need extra build
time. They take a little extra space, that's true, but as they only
tend to contain the shared libraries and no other data, it's not
that much space that's wasted.

Cheers,
Michael.

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