[pacman-dev] $ARCH suffix on packages

Dale Blount dale at archlinux.org
Tue Oct 10 10:55:48 EDT 2006

> What is gained by having this suffix?

Say I have more than one architecture running Arch (I do).  Say I have
an nfs mounted home directory (I do).  Say I have packages lying around
in my homedir (I do).  It'd be nice to know at a glance which box(es)
the package could be installed on without stretching my already
over-stuffed memory.

Same holds true for packagers who build packages for more than one


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