[aur-general] State of community64

Varun Acharya ganja.guru.x64 at gmail.com
Thu Jan 3 21:54:36 EST 2008

On Jan 4, 2008 8:00 AM, Eric Belanger <belanger at astro.umontreal.ca> wrote:

> Hi,
> I would to bring to your attention the current state of the x86_64
> community repo. There are currently over 100 x86_64 packages out-of-date
> compared to the i686 ones
> (http://dev.archlinux.org/~andyrtr/pkg_diff.html<http://dev.archlinux.org/%7Eandyrtr/pkg_diff.html>)
> . Out of curiosity, how
> many TUs with a x86_64 machine are active? More precisely, are you
> checking the package diff list on a more or less daily basis to keep the
> two repo in sync? I have the impression that I was pretty much the only
> one doing that in the last few months.
> To help keeping the x86_64 repo in sync, I would recommend any TU without
> an x86_64 machine to ask Aaron for access on his x86_64 build machine. I'm
> not sure to what degree the packages can be tested on the build machine
> but several devs and TU are already using it. Nonetheless, if the build
> machine would be used, at the very least, for arch-independent packages
> (e.g. i18n, docs pkg), perl and python modules and non-critical packages
> (e.g. games, xfce-svn plugin, etc) that would reduce the workload for the
> x86_64 TUs.
> I don't mind helping out with the occasional x86_64 build or with
> problems/bugs only on x86_64.  But would like to reduce that to a minimum
> as it's quite time-consuming.
> Eric
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Wow, Eric, I was about to type the exact same email. Thanks ! :)

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