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

Loui louipc.ist at gmail.com
Tue Jul 8 16:15:39 EDT 2008

On Tue, Jul 08, 2008 at 02:25:44PM -0500, Aaron Griffin wrote:
> I have to side with Thomas here on the fact that no technical
> arguments were brought up. That irks me just a bit - that "no because
> no" seems to be a valid reason. It's not.
> That said, I am very very neutral on this. Thomas' plan does not
> integrate anything at all, it just puts some 32bit libs in a parallel
> repo for people to use if they want to (read: users can choose). A
> pristine system is all well and good, but as we can all tell from the
> existence of the lib32- packages in community, it's not what everyone
> wants. What Thomas is proposing is keeping the pristine system
> pristine unless someone wants to install the 32bit stuff. I don't have
> a problem with this rationale.
> *But* I think it is a bit important that we look at why we're doing
> this - for a handful (5 or 6) closed source apps. flash, teamspeak,
> skype, google-earth (and wine). It seems like a lot of work for a
> handful of apps. That's why I'm neutral on this. I think the rationale
> is sound, but it sounds like a lot of forward MOTION for little
> forward PROGRESS.

Well there's nothing stopping people from creating their own 32bit
library repos for x86_64. So just get together and do it eh?

That's why there are things like kdemod and a new arch-games repo.

More information about the arch-general mailing list