[aur-general] TU application

Connor Behan connor.behan at gmail.com
Sat Jul 20 16:10:18 EDT 2013

On 20/07/13 12:40 PM, Karol Blazewicz wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 20, 2013 at 9:32 PM, Connor Behan <connor.behan at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On 20/07/13 09:53 AM, Sébastien Luttringer wrote:
>>> 4) Speed
>>> It avoid pacman to checks version for each deps. This save a lot of
>>> useless computing (parsing and comparing two version)[1].
>>> Even if it's not a big deal on last intel processor, this is
>>> noticeable on slow processor (like raspberry pie, alix or soekris).
>>> We can resume these 4 points by saying : It's more simple.
>>> Of course there is drawback for people not updating the whole system.
>>> It's unsupported.
>> Those processors are no more supported than partial updates.
> pacman doesn't have Arch Linux-specific stuff but other distros /
> systems should be running on powerful processors because pacman devs
> don't care about slower ones?

For some of the other distro's PKGBUILDs, it may very well be advisable
to omit ">, <, >=, <=, =". I just don't think this can be used to argue
that the i686 and x86_64 PKGBUILDs in Arch should as well.

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