[arch-general] [arch-dev-public] Multilib on Archlinux x86_64

RedShift redshift at pandora.be
Tue Jul 8 14:52:25 EDT 2008

Thomas Bächler wrote:
> Andreas Radke schrieb:
>> You must have mixed the mailing lists!
> Actually, no.
>> Arch64 was founded to never have support for 32bit compatibilty. So
>> move this into the community/AUR list.
> Yeah, maybe, and I am extending it.
>> I give you a strict -1 for any 32bit compat stuff in our officially
>> supported repos as I already told you in private discussions. I've
>> spent several weeks if not even months to make it as clean as possible.
> What you are saying is that by adding an extra capability (again, 
> separate repository, nothing to pollute core or extra in any way), we 
> destroy the clean-ness of your so clean (and yeah, it is clean) system. 
> That's just irrational.
> The fact that you don't quote a single line from my posting tells me 
> that you haven't even read any of my propositions. Why don't you give 
> technical arguments instead of making this personal?
> The reason I want to maintain this on our ftp is that I want it to be 
> easily accessible to our devs and users, as I can't maintain it alone. 
> The reason I don't want this (at least the core of it) in community is 
> that I want it to be separate from the rest.
> Besides, unless you want to maintain the packages or use them by 
> activating the repository in pacman.conf, you won't even notice it's there.
>> It would be a reason for me to stepdown here!
> Now you're just being childish!

100% agree with Andreas, again this is about principles. And I think Andreas has the same principles as me, either you go full x86-64 or you don't. A middle road is messy. If it were up to me the kernel wouldn't even have support for executing 32 bit stuff (right now that option is enabled).


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