[aur-general] Supported Architectures

Jameson imntreal at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 19:21:41 UTC 2014

On Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 2:57 PM, Anatol Pomozov <anatol.pomozov at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
> On Mon, Oct 6, 2014 at 6:03 AM, Jameson <imntreal at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I know that officially Arch only supports i686 and x86_64, but what
>> about AUR? I occasionally have people request that I add ARM
>> architectures to my PKGBUILDs in the AUR. Is it more appropriate for
>> me to tell them that it is an unsupported architecture, or just add it
>> so they don't have to modify it prior to building?
> AUR arch should contain either i686 or x86_64 as these are only
> architectures supported by Arch.
> All non-Intel users (like those who install Arch on arm) should use
> 'makepkg --ignorearch' flag.

Thanks to everyone for chiming in. I found myself in a position where
I didn't want to make things difficult for the user, but I also didn't
want to be part of people unknowingly setting a bad precedent of
adding ARM architectures to their PKGBUILDs.

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