Re: FatELF patches...

From: Diego Calleja
Date: Mon Nov 02 2009 - 10:39:21 EST

On Lunes 02 Noviembre 2009 03:21:47 Ryan C. Gordon escribió:
> FatELF solves different problems than package managers, and in the case of
> ia32 compatibility packages, it helps the package manager solve its
> problems better.

Package managers can be modified to allow embeddeding a package inside of
another package. That could allow shipping support for multiple architectures
in a single package, and it could even do things that fatelf can't, like
in the case of experimental packages that need other experimental
dependencies: all of them could be packed in a single package, even with
support for multiple architectures. Heck, it could even be a new kind of
container that would allow packing .rpm and .debs for multiple distros
together. And it wouldnt touch a single line of kernel code.

So I don't think that fatelf is solving the problems of package managers,
it's quite the opposite.
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