[arch-ports] 32bit support

seshu yamajala syamajala at gamebox.net
Mon Sep 19 17:03:48 EDT 2005

ok, so i tried it out. It works! I am gonna write a bash script that  
will setup a 32bit chroot. Mr. Green has written a barebones pkgbuild  
for dchroot too. I haven't tried dchroot yet, but I will soon. Also,  
i'm trying to figure out which packages can be cut from the chroot  
env, because i think it would be a waste of space and bandwidth to  
download all the packages needed for a base install if the user isn't  
going to actually boot into the system. I was thinking about getting  
rid of things like reiserfsprogs, initscripts, wireless_tools, that  
kind of stuff. Would this be a good idea? Or should I just leave them.

On Sep 18, 2005, at 9:08 PM, seshu yamajala wrote:

> I have found a much better solution for the 32bit backwards  
> compatibility issue. After looking at how debian does things, i  
> have found that for 32bit support they setup a chroot. I thought  
> about this, and it seems like an excellent idea. It will save a lot  
> of time, and it addresses the problem of installing 2 versions of  
> the same package. dchroot could be used to make the chroot almost  
> transparent to the user. The existing 32bit arch packages could be  
> used as well. Since i have not started working the multilib  
> support, this will probably be implemented instead. For more info  
> on the chroot method look here: https://alioth.debian.org/docman/ 
> view.php/30192/21/debian-amd64-howto.html#id271960
> Also I would like to mention that vitorlima has joined the project  
> and has already made great contributions!
> - syamajala
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