[arch-general] problem compiling for i586 with new makepkg

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Sat Dec 15 03:15:33 EST 2007

On Dec 15, 2007 1:00 AM, Karolina Lindqvist
<karolina.lindqvist at kramnet.se> wrote:
> lördag 15 december 2007 skrev Aaron Griffin:
> > Why would we put sed hooks in to fix it when you
> > can...just...run...sed yourself? Arch _does_ have the whole "helper
> > scripts are dumb" type philosophy...
> > Why would we provide one command (makepkg) to replace one command (sed)?
> Well, because I do a "makeworld". I can of course patch, which is simple with
> archlinux. The problem is just upgrades, when I need to apply the same
> patches manually again, or the patches disappear.
> Then of course, I could do a script that goes through the whole abs tree, and
> inserts "i586" if it is not there. But that makes me wonder what purpose the
> arch= tag have at all?

The arch= tag indicates that we, as the Arch Linux developers, have
successfully built a certain package on the given architecture. Since
we do not build for i586, we cannot make this claim and so do not add
this architecture to the arch= line.


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