King InuYasha wrote:
I dunno, it could be useful for Live CDs/USBs. It would let you pack
multiple arches onto a single LiveCD/USB.
The Live CDs are already full without supporting this completely useless
Surely, the real solution is to position the 64-bit version more prominently
(instead of driving everyone to the obsolescent 32-bit version), not to
bloat the CDs with double-size binaries.
You sound like one of those crazy people that disregard everything
may slightly help proprietary software.
I don't see why we should ship our own binaries in a format which ONLY helps
proprietary software. They can ship whatever they want if they can get the
kernel to accept their nonstandard ELF.
(That said, it's true that I also do think supporting anything which only
helps proprietary software is counterproductive. This also includes some
stuff we're currently doing, like shipping ancient compat-libstdc++
versions. We need to encourage third-party developers to ship Free Software,
not proprietary software! But that wasn't even the point here, supporting
Fat ELF isn't what I primarily object to, using it is!)