[aur-general] Questions from a new TU

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Sun Apr 12 04:24:46 EDT 2009

Xyne wrote:
> Hi,
> Just let me know if there is a more appropriate place for this and
> sorry for all eventual noobishness.
> 1) Why are the "x86_64" and "i686" tags stripped out of package names?
> Wouldn't it make more sense to use these tags to determine the port
> when uploading binary packages to community? This would also be useful
> for uploading "any" packages (which I suppose need to be uploaded
> twice).

The community upload scripts are old...  This will get fixed when 
community switches to the official db-scripts that core and extra use.

> 2) How can I upload both x86_64 and i686 packages from the same
> machine? When trying to upload an i686 package with communitypkg, it
> complains that it couldn't find the x86_64 package. I did change the
> port of tupkg but I didn't try it without communitypkg.

I think you need to alter the CARCH in makepkg.conf?  There is a script 
which does some of this but I have never used it...

> 3) Is there any way to avoid re-uploading a package when changing the
> PKGBUILD if the changes have no effect on the built package (e.g.
> appending packages to the depends array)?

Adding more depends does alter the package...   But you can always alter 
the package in cvs and just do "cvs commit" for things that _really_ do 
not alter the package.


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