[arch-dev-public] [signoff] pacman 3.4.0-2

Thomas Bächler thomas at archlinux.org
Tue Jun 22 09:15:25 EDT 2010

Am 22.06.2010 15:03, schrieb Dan McGee:
>> Wouldn't it be more intuitive to have 'Architecture = auto' as the
>> default and use 'Architecture = none' to disable the feature?
> The manpage explains our reasoning why pretty clearly.
>        Architecture = auto | i686 | x86_64 | ...
>            If set, pacman will only allow installation of packages of
> the given architecture (e.g.  i686, x86_64, etc). The special value
> auto will use the system
>            architecture, provided by in “uname -m”. If unset, no
> architecture checks are made.  NOTE: packages with the special
> architecture any can always be
>            installed, as they are meant to be architecture independent.

This doesn't explain anything, this just re-states what I wrote above. I
am trying to understand why the option isn't:
 Architecture = none | auto | i686 | x86_64 | ...
where 'auto' is the default instead of 'none'.

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