Posted Jul 13, 2006 7:24 UTC (Thu) by evgeny
In reply to: Misguided
Parent article: The end of the multiarch era?
> Imagine, for example, having a server which exports NFS-mounted file systems to thin clients.
I have this all the time; why does the server need to know anything about what it NFS-exports?!
> So all of your open source apps are now 64-bit clean, hmm?
Well, of course not right now; but that was the Jon's assertion that the amount of free software that doesn't compile on any reasonable arch should be decreasing with time (and it is; OO is one of the last dinosaurs). The very idea of multiarch is because there are CPUs supporting more than one target instructions; in turn, this happened mostly because of the vast amount of closed-source software which the chipmakers wanted to support.
> Just because Fedora sucks rocks at multi-arch doesn't mean that multi-arch is dead, is unfeasible, or not useful. Let some of the competing, much better thought out alternatives rise up.
Of course, Gentoo rules here (IMHO, it does also in any other comparison with FC).
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