[Mageia-dev] Dutch tax program dependencies

Reinout van Schouwen reinout at gmail.com
Sun Mar 10 14:34:00 CET 2013

Yes Pascal, that would be great. Keeping in mind, of course, that a
mechanism (via updates?) to provide the equivalent packages for next
year's tax program would have to be in place, otherwise it would
hardly make sense.


2013/3/6 Pascal Terjan <pterjan at gmail.com>:
> On Wed, Mar 6, 2013 at 8:44 AM, Guillaume Rousse <guillomovitch at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Le 06/03/2013 00:50, Reinout van Schouwen a écrit :
>>> Hi all,
>>> The Dutch tax service makes life difficult for (64-bit) Mageia users
>>> because the tax filing program expects the i586 versions of libxext6 and
>>> libsm6 to be around.
>>> The tax service claim on their web site that Ubuntu 12.x and Linux Mint
>>> 13 are supported. Could it be that they have these libraries
>>> preinstalled on 64 bit platforms?
>>> Would it be possible to provide some kind of stub package that downloads
>>> the program with the required dependencies, like Arch does? (
>>> https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/belastingdienst-ib2012/ )
>> Most binary-only i586 programs expects additional 32 bits libraires
>> dependencies: skype, for instance. On a pure 64 bits systems, these
>> libraries won't be installed, and they won't even be available directly, as
>> long as 32 bits additional package sources are not configured...
> I think we configure the 32 bits media by default
> Having a 32 bits package installing this app and having the proper
> dependencies would make sense
>> I'm effraid than endlessly adding 32bits dependencies on our 64 bits
>> packages, such as we did with pulseaudio for skype case, or adding 'stub'
>> packages here, won't scale indefinitly to match every piece of softwares we
>> can't distribute ourselves. First, they are exceptions to our
>> 'self-containment' package sources policy... Second, dependencies won't
>> adress the package source configuration issue.
>> So, what about adressing end users intelligence, and document all those
>> issues on a central 'compatibility' page on our wiki, instead of relying on
>> such kind of hacks ?
>> --
>> BOFH excuse #155:
>> Dumb terminal

Reinout van Schouwen

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