Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 449312
Need firefox.i386 in the x86_64 distro
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:14:59 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?
Nothing in the world stops you from enabling i386 repository as well.
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?
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