On 31/05/12 01:58, Hugo Osvaldo Barrera wrote:
I've recently seen some comments in AUR, where a user points out that X package works well on powerpc/arm.
I was wondering what's the general approach given to these architectures on AUR; since AUR is unsupported, is it ok to add these architectures to the PKGBUILD's arch array?
If it is ok, is it *advised* to do so when apropriate? Supported architectures should see absolutely no change regarding these packages, and unsupported one will benefit from it.
Again, being AUR unsupported anyway, I see nothing bad out of this, but I'd like to know the TU's stance on this, especially since I'm about to install archlinuxppc on one of my laptops. :)
When I first though about it, I wanted to say "why not", it doesn't hurt the functioning of the normal i686,x86_64 packages.
Except there might be a few drawbacks: * Become a place where ARM/PPC/* will look for support * ARM/PPC/* Folks might want to add patches specific for their architecture to AUR packages.