Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Nov 2009 23:05 UTC
Linux As we all know, Mac OS X has support for what is called 'fat binaries'. These are binaries that can carry code for for instance multiple architectures - in the case of the Mac, PowerPC and x86. Ryan Gordon was working on an implementation of fat binaries for Linux - but due to the conduct of the Linux maintainers, Gordon has halted the effort.
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Classic case of...
by kahen on Fri 6th Nov 2009 00:27 UTC
kahen
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2009-09-07

a solution looking for a problem. Having a distribution for each architecture is good enough for almost all cases. And certainly for enough that the demand for this feature just isn't there.

I can see one use for fat binaries that multiple distributions don't solve: Hosting /usr on NFS in a heterogenous hardware environment.

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RE: Classic case of...
by i92guboj on Fri 6th Nov 2009 00:38 in reply to "Classic case of..."
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2009-07-16

You can have as many usr directories as you want, and remote machines can mount the one that fits the architecture at hand.

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