[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] At last, clean multilib support

Rogutės Sparnuotos rogutes at googlemail.com
Mon Aug 23 13:17:59 EDT 2010

Rémy Oudompheng (2010-08-23 13:16):
> On 2010/8/23, Jan de Groot <jan at jgc.homeip.net> wrote:
> > On Mon, 2010-08-23 at 12:54 +0200, Rémy Oudompheng wrote:
> >> What kind of packages are expected to be found in a multilib
> >> repository?
> >> Should we keep with core/extra packages, leaving 32-bit versions of
> >> community packages to AUR ? In more down-to-earth terms: are we going
> >> to have glibc/gtk2/firefox/flashplugin in the same place ?
> >
> > Firefox probably not, but a 32bit flashplugin and its dependencies are
> > one of the candidates. Another thing that comes to mind is Wine, as
> > there's no native 64bit port of that available.
> >
> > At this moment community is crowded with broken 32bit crap which is just
> > i686 packages copied to a different location (in /opt... ew), where
> > hardcoded configuration files still point to the old i686 locations. An
> > example of this is gtk2 trying to load 64bit plugins all the time.
> Did I miss something or the 32 bit flashplugin can only be used in a
> 32-bit browser ? Wouldn't it be unconvenient to have the plugin in the
> repo without some widely used browser ?

64bit Opera can use 32bit Flash (but the 32bit flashplugin needs a bunch
of lib32-* packages from community, which have packaging problems as
mentioned by Jan).

--  Rogutės Sparnuotos

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