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An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
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A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
Bitten by the Red Hat Perl bug (InfoWorld)
Posted Aug 29, 2008 12:07 UTC (Fri) by jengelh (subscriber, #33263)
Or stuffing things in hilarious locations, like H-Sphere RPMs do.
Posted Aug 29, 2008 14:57 UTC (Fri) by spot (subscriber, #15640)
P.S. It's not optional. It's only optional for that directory to exist on an architecture that doesn't need it.
Posted Aug 29, 2008 17:40 UTC (Fri) by vmole (guest, #111)
Well, let's see:
/lib64 and /lib32 : 64/32-bit libraries (architecture dependent)
The 64-bit architectures PPC64, s390x, sparc64 and AMD64 must place 64-bit libraries in /lib64, and 32-bit (or 31-bit on s390) libraries in /lib.
The 64-bit architecture IA64 must place 64-bit libraries in /lib.
It's not even self-consistent: the title says "/lib32" but the text says "/lib". Anyway, the Debian folks are trying to get multiarch implemented so that we have a general long-term solution. In the meantime, the assumption is that Debian is about free software that can be packaged for a specific architecture.
multiarch is vaporware
Posted Aug 29, 2008 19:55 UTC (Fri) by dlang (✭ supporter ✭, #313)
Posted Aug 31, 2008 23:24 UTC (Sun) by salimma (subscriber, #34460)
The more self-contained applications can be, the less can go wrong with upstream-created packages.
Posted Sep 4, 2008 14:21 UTC (Thu) by pj (subscriber, #4506)
Posted Aug 29, 2008 17:54 UTC (Fri) by vmole (guest, #111)
Could you elaborate on the policy-ignoring disasters portion?
Just a a random sample:
Which isn't to say that "official" Debian packages are always perfect, but they get fixed or dropped.
My point is that not that upstreams are stupid or evil, they're not. They're just busy, and proper packaging for a distribution is more than just "the package installs on my system okay."
Everybody (mostly) agrees that it's better to get your driver into the main kernel tree rather than keep it separate. Likewise, better to get your package into the main distribution archives.
Posted Sep 8, 2008 18:17 UTC (Mon) by cortana (subscriber, #24596)
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