[Samba] Re: fedora x86_64 packaging questions

Mark Nienberg gmane at tippingmar.com
Tue Feb 20 20:05:32 GMT 2007

Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
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> Mark Nienberg wrote:
>> On a Fedora Core 4 x86_64 system the following 
>> packages are installed: (These are the official
>> Fedora packages, not the samba.org fedora
>> packages)
>> samba.x86_64
>> samba-client.x86_64
>> samba-common.x86_64
>> samba-common.i386
>> samba-swat.x86_64
>> Note that for samba-common, both the x86_64 and the i386 packages are
>> installed.
>> Questions:
>> Why does Fedora do this?
>> Is it really necessary?
> The samba-common.i386 will provide the 32bit nss and
> pam libraries.  If you are using any 32bit applications
> on your x86_64, then it does not matter.

Did you mean *not* using any 32bit apps?

> You should be able to build i386 packages on x86_64 by
> running "rpmbuild --rebuild --target=i386 <samba.src.rpm>"

I'll try it.  Thank you.


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