[Python-Dev] Problem with module loading on multi-arch?

Jim Jewett jimjjewett at gmail.com
Tue Mar 21 05:25:45 CET 2006

> x86_64 is multiarch.  That means, we allow both
> i386 and x86_64 binaries to coexits.  Is the proposal
> that python should not support this?  That would
> be unfortunate.

The problem is that at the moment, a package
has to live all in one place.  This doesn't mean
you can't have both types of binaries for python
as a whole.  (Though whether you can run them
in the same process is another issue.)  It does
mean that you can't have them in the same

This is already awkward for packages split
between python and extension modules.

As a workaround, you can add a .pth file;
eggs and namespace packages may improve
the situation some more.


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