FOSDEM: Multiarch on Debian and Ubuntu
Posted Feb 28, 2012 17:43 UTC (Tue) by khim
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Parent article: FOSDEM: Multiarch on Debian and Ubuntu
Fatelf and Multiarch solve different problems.
Fatelf lets you distribute a single binary that works on multiple architectures.
Not just distribute. Develop it, too.
Multiarch lets you install binaries from multiple architectures on a single system.
With fatelf you don't need to ever do that which kind of leads to initial question
It's also more complicated than that - imagine a binary that drops some data in /usr/lib/whatever.
That's responsibility of the applications.
In a lot of cases you can invent some architecture-specific solution. Often enough IA32 and x86-64 files can be shared (but ARM and IA32 can't), etc.
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