[arch-dev-public] Multilib on Archlinux x86_64
allan at archlinux.org
Wed Jul 9 08:48:22 EDT 2008
Well, I'm not against having multilib packages about although I do think
they need to be in their own repo. A wise person once said this about
Arch: "It is what you make it". So if someone wants to make it
multilib, then as long as I don't have to, all is good as far as I'm
What I don't like is the need to build on a 32bit system. This doesn't
help people who only have an x86_64 system and if you are going to
install a 32bit chroot to build something then it is a bit of a waste of
time... Why not provide a multilib enabled gcc et al at the same time?
That would save patching makepkg to deal with the packaging.
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