[arch-dev-public] Architecture Independent Packages

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Fri Sep 28 04:07:21 EDT 2007

2007/9/27, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com>:
> > Note that we don't need any noarch repo or something like this!
> > We should just do this:
> > 1) modify {core,extra,community}pkg to tag CVS files for noarch
> > packages as CURRENT and CURRENT64 at the same time
> > 2) add noarch packages to i686 and x86_64 .db.tar.gz files at the same time
> > (modify all needed scripts)
> > 3) modify makepkg to understand arch=('any') (or 'all', feel free to
> > name it) and make -any.pkg.tar.gz files
> > 4) modify our web backend (we need to do this anyway because of x86_64 support)
> > No changes to pacman needed.
> This is a good point, I didn't think about it. Pacman 3.0 lists actual
> filenames in the DBs (so a package could actually be named "lol.wtf"
> if you wanted it to). If we simply add special handling in the scripts
> (makepkg, db scripts, etc) for -any/-all packages, we can solve this
> with little changes.
> Dan and I will look into this - could someone add a ticket to flyspray
> as a reminder - assign it to Dan and myself.

Done: http://bugs.archlinux.org/task/8153

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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