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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RE[2]: too bad
by i92guboj on Fri 6th Nov 2009 00:47 UTC in reply to "RE: too bad"
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Big packages ship the data separately, so that'd be one binary for each arch, and one data package. That's why there are noarch rpm's and such stuff as well.

That's assuming that the data is not arch-specific, which is almost always, but not always. In such rare cases fat elf would be even fatter hehe

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