[aur-general] AUR Best Practice for New Package Upload

Ralf Mardorf info.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Wed Sep 24 04:50:10 UTC 2014

On Wed, 2014-09-24 at 09:28 +0800, Fernando Gilberto Pereira da Silva
> Since 'any' is the architecture of the package, why isn't there a
> folder called 'any' in the repo? I can see only 'i686' and 'x86_64' in
> repo 'core', 'extra' and 'community', and all of the
> 'any'-architecture packages are put into both 'i686' and 'x86_64'
> folders.

People might use 32-bit architecture or 64-bit architecture, there isn't
an "any" architecture. The "any" only refers to the content of a
package. The content isn't compiled to work on 32-bit or 64-bit
architecture, e.g. a dash script, so it can be used on both
architectures, ergo a package that can be used for "any" architecture,
needs to be put to the 32-bit and to the 64-bit architecture repository.
A repository for "any" doesn't make sense.

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