[aur-general] community64 builds

Eric Belanger belanger at ASTRO.UMontreal.CA
Tue Sep 9 12:03:24 EDT 2008

On Tue, 9 Sep 2008, Anders Bergh wrote:

> On Tue, Sep 9, 2008 at 3:46 PM, Ronald van Haren <pressh at gmail.com> wrote:
>> so how would you know in that case if someone uploads a new package
>> only for one architecture but the package is buildable for both
>> architectures?
>> Ronald
> Don't know, but TUs uploading new packages should try to build them on
> 64-bit as well (if it is possible).

I believe (and hope) that TU who have access to a x86_64 machine already 
provide x86_64 versions of their packages. BTW, gcarrier has a build 
machine for x86_64. Ask him for access if you don't have a x86_64 machine.

>Some of these packages will never
> build on 64-bit, or be usable on 32-bit. Perhaps something like
> arch=(i686 !x86_64) would be useful...

In this case, !x86_64 will be taken as an achitecture. A comment after the 
arch field would be more aproppriate, e.g.:
arch=(i686) # Binary blob, doesn't work on x86_64

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