Subject: Re: Designing compat linux32 packages
To: pkgsrc devel <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 03/30/2007 15:45:31
On Fri, Mar 30, 2007 at 02:48:53PM +0200, Nicolas Joly wrote:
> I've looked at Mihai Chelaru PR/35477, but i don't like the suggested
> approach. Having 2 separate packages build with the same framework,
> and depending on an option value, will be a real pain. While people
> can deal with such behaviours, automatic systems will loose (bulk
> builds, scripts, ...). I do think that we need 2 independant packages
> sets for compat linux (suse100_*) and linux32 (suse100-32_*).

I don't think arguing based on the automatic system is a good idea as it
is a flaw in those. At least for bulk builds, it will go away anyway.