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Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] x86_64 path proposal

From: Eric Blossom
Subject: Re: [Discuss-gnuradio] x86_64 path proposal
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 12:15:32 -0800
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On Wed, Jan 17, 2007 at 01:57:30PM +0100, Trond Danielsen wrote:
> 2006/11/23, David P. Reed <address@hidden>:
> >
> >This seems to me to be clean and "correct".   It has the result that if
> >you are running a 32-bit version of python, you just leave lib64 out of
> >PYTHONPATH and the 64-bit-specific code will not be found first.
> >(Fedora should have a lib32/python2.4/site-packages, but it depends on
> >path ordering to do that).
> >
> Despite the fact that this solution works, I do not think it is
> "correct". No python application distributed by Fedora is split
> between lib and lib64. Packages are either installed in lib or lib64.
> The only time packages appare to be split between the two folders is
> when both the i386 and x86_64 version is installed. From what I know,
> SuSE also install x86_64 python programs only in lib64. I therefore
> think the correct solution would be to install everything either in
> lib64 or in lib.

I agree that our current fix (do nothing) for X86-64 on Fedora Core is
insufficient.  I've reopened ticket:39 and will kludge our code to
work around the brain damage in FC.


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