[aur-general] Unsupported architectures in the AUR

David Phillips dbphillipsnz at gmail.com
Fri Nov 21 00:40:38 UTC 2014

The wiki page on PKGBUILDs [1] gives me the strong impression it *has*
to be at least i686 and/or x86_64. To quote it:

>Currently, it [the arch field] should contain i686 and/or x86_64

It goes on to mention that the 'any' pseudo-architecture can be used
for platform independent packages. So in theory, if it doesn't contain
i686, x86_64 or any, it's not allowed. The key word here is 'contain'.
The most common interpretation of this word makes it synonymous with
'include'. This means that you are allowed to have 'arch=(i686
armv5h)' or 'arch=(i686 x86_64 armv5h)' but not solely

...as I (not unreasonably) interpret it.

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