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

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 18:06:08 EST 2007

On Nov 27, 2007 4:56 PM, Jason Chu <jason at archlinux.org> wrote:
> > > * 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.

I could go either way here - I don't have a strong opinion, but jason
has a point about size (bandwidth, disk space, etc).

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