[aur-general] script to check a binary package for architecture-independence

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi vmlinuz386 at yahoo.com.ar
Mon Nov 2 09:14:50 EST 2009

Chris Brannon wrote:
> Here's a script to check the architecture-independence of a binary package.
> It only checks to see whether or not a tarball contains files that start
> with the ELF magic number, bytes 0x7f E L F.
> Maybe someone will find it useful.
> -- Chris

There is no attach here.

[1] But only doing this check (ELF signature) is just a necessary
condition but not sufficient.
[2] Should also check the machine (sufficient), because there are
packages for example AVR and ARM that from point of view of -any are
"architecture-independence". (some "crazy" :P packages have SPARC ELFs)
[3] And also (I din't see the script, so i just suppose), you also need
to exactarc archives files (.a) and analize the content of each object
with [1] and [2]

Good Luck!

Gerardo Exequiel Pozzi ( djgera )
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