[arch-dev-public] [ANNOUNCEMENT DRAFT] True multilib for Arch Linux x86_64

Andreas Radke a.radke at arcor.de
Fri Aug 27 01:58:41 EDT 2010

Am Fri, 27 Aug 2010 00:09:24 +0200
schrieb Thomas Bächler <thomas at archlinux.org>:

> <draft>
> I am happy to announce the availability of the new multilib
> repository. At this time, it contains wine, skype and flashplugin.
> Furthermore, a multilib compiler is available.
> With the launch of the multilib repository all old 'lib32' packages
> are being removed from community - the core/extra/community
> repositories will be "pure 64 bit" again.
> If you want to use the new multilib packages (and most desktop or
> laptop users probably do), add the following lines to your
> pacman.conf:
> [multilib]
> Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist
> </draft>
> Can someone help me with the formatting, as I have no idea which
> format tags archweb allows for our news.


I don't think that we are allowed to offer a binary skype package. No
idea about the other offered packages.

Can you please add the recommended way how to use it? Do I need to -Rsc
lib32* all old community and AUR packages or will they keep running or
will a -Syu do all the magic?

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