[aur-general] State of community64

Chess Griffin chess at chessgriffin.com
Fri Jan 4 09:00:48 EST 2008

Eric Belanger 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 There are currently over 100 x86_64 packages out-of-date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) . 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

Although I am not a TU, I would be happy to help build these packages as
I have an x86_64 machine.  Once I have an updated PKGBUILD and binary
package, what would be the best way for me to get them to into the right

Chess Griffin
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