[Mageia-dev] Removing Core 32bit from x86_64

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Sat Feb 25 11:39:17 CET 2012

'Twas brillig, and zezinho at 25/02/12 00:00 did gyre and gimble:
> Le vendredi 24 février 2012 22:25:39, Sander Lepik a écrit :
>> Sorry, but i can't agree. Why is it so bad if 32-bit Core is enabled? Hide
>> 32-bit packages when there is 64-bit package too. But don't break
>> usability. get-skype is noarch package. That means it is in 64-bit nonfree
>> too. So user could find it. Now user can find it but can't install it.
>> That is just stupid. And skype is used a lot. There are probably more
>> packages that depend on 32-bit libs.
> Shouldn't get-skype be 32bit if it needs 32bit libs?

Perhaps, but then it wouldn't show up to 64 bit users if they don't add
32-bit core which is the suggestion here.

I have to agree with Sander. The problem is not that 32-bit Core is
enabled, it's just a usability/UI issue in the tools.

This problem has been stated as a proposed solution (which happens a lot
with tech discussions). Rephrase the subject of this thread as a
problem, and a discussion about the best solution will result (although
that is kinda happening already anyway!) :)



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