RFC: x86-runtime packages (was: Re: libexec and multi-arch)

Michael Shigorin mike at altlinux.org
Wed Feb 14 13:52:08 CET 2018

On Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 09:04:07AM +0100, Jacek Konieczny wrote:
> >> Truly the best way out of all these discussions is to
> >> complete the 10+ year transition from 32bit to 64bit and
> >> stop the endless discussions and fiddle up retrofits.
> > Be my guest and just convert all the binary-only programs to 64 bit.
> > Including the commercial ones.
> I was thinking about some other solution: Make some '32bit runtime'
> packages which would be built from our i686 packages and
> contain only the libraries and other necessary files needed to
> run x86 apps on x86_64 system.

ALT did it through rpmrebuild and arepo (and rpmrebuild-arepo):
(both links in Russian)

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