[arch-announce] Status Report 2007-11-20

Jason Chu jason at archlinux.org
Tue Nov 27 17:56:53 EST 2007

> > * Architecture Independent Repos
> More correct: Architecture Independent Packages
> They were intended to be placed in the same repos as i686/x86_64
> packages, and in the same db.tar.gz
> They can be placed in $repo/os/any/ dir on FTP servers though (to save
> the space and traffic for mirrors)
> with $repo/os/{i686,x86_64}/$pkgname-$pkgver-$pkgrel-any.pkg.tar.gz
> being a symlink to ../any/$pkgname-$pkgver-$pkgrel-any.pkg.tar.gz
> (this is because packages should be in the same dir as .db.tar.gz for
> pacman to download them).

Are you sure about that?  I thought they were going to be separate repos
that would be usable in x86_64 and i686.  That way we'd save bandwidth
(upload and download) and storage space *and* save time building packages.

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