[arch-dev-public] Large packages in repositories

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Tue Aug 17 11:17:12 EDT 2010

Am 17.08.2010 17:12, schrieb Pierre Schmitz:
> On Tue, 17 Aug 2010 16:28:17 +0200, Thomas Bächler
> <thomas at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> We partly discussed this on aur-general, and making sage smaller is a
>> bit of a long-term task, if even possible. Anyway, dbscripts lack
>> support for having split packages with one package being
>> architecture-independent, so even splitting these data files away won't
>> be easy.
> Just a side note: I fear there wont be support for split packages with
> different arches in the near future due to some design problems mainly
> with our svn repo layout. (sorry for lack of details but I'll send a
> separate mail about it some day)
> So for now its to sue a separate PKGBUILD if an "any" package is really
> needed.

If you do it all manually, you could just archrelease your PKGBUILD to
repo-any and repo-{i686,x86_64}. db-move and db-remove might fail, but
at least db-update should work fine. For some packages, such workarounds
might be acceptable for the time being.

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