Bug 449312 - Need firefox.i386 in the x86_64 distro
Need firefox.i386 in the x86_64 distro
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
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x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2008-06-02 01:18 EDT by Joshua Jensen
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:14 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-06-02 13:39:37 EDT
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Description Joshua Jensen 2008-06-02 01:18:59 EDT
No matter how good nspluginwrapper is (not very, but getting better slowly),
nothing is as good as the real thing.  In F8 it was so nice... just "yum install
firefox.i386".... can we get the 32bit version added to F9 x86_64 as well?

Joshua
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-02 07:14:46 EDT
Nothing in the world stops you from enabling i386 repository as well.
Comment 2 Joshua Jensen 2008-06-02 13:17:20 EDT
I *could* add the i386 repo to my machine... but that isn't official.  I *could*
recompile firefox myself, or I *could* use one of three thousand other Linux
distros.... I don't want to.  I want to make Fedora 9 as usable and elegant as
it can be for the most people possible.  That should be your goal too.

What is the problem with adding this to the x86_64 repo?  It is in F8, did it
cause problems there?  Why *not* have both archs in F9 x86_64?
Comment 3 Jesse Keating 2008-06-02 13:39:37 EDT
Yes, mutliple arch availability of FF caused issues that we'd rather not repeat.
 That's why nspluginwrapper exists, and it does other things rather handily too,
such as protecting your browser space from plugin crashes.  We will not be
reverting this.

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