ARMv4 vs ARMv6

Andy Green andy at
Thu Oct 16 16:46:52 CEST 2008

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Somebody in the thread at some point said:

|> Can you spell it out for this idiot WHY it isn't like that?  It's not
|> like that because we can't handle parallel install of same lib of
|> different arch?  Or we can handle it fine already?  How?  Just telling
|> me I am wrong and OE is perfect is not really advancing my or anyone
|> else's understanding of the situation.
| If I'm understanding the explanations correctly it's analogous to mixing
| i386, i586 and i686 packages, not to x86 and x86_64 packages. Parallel
| installation isn't needed, and opkg will stop people installing armv6
| packages on armv4 systems.

Thanks... still... what actually happens then if you have packages with
requires for v4 libs and another that has requires for v6 of the same
lib?  There's just a race every update or there is a heuristic that v6
is always preferred?  I guess it can be enough.

But the issue about toolchain being able to build and unpack both
correctly, and there have parallel install down /usr/libv4 and
/usr/libv6 still needs handling.

- -Andy
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