[pacman-dev] $ARCH suffix on packages
Essien Ita Essien
essiene at datavibe.net
Tue Oct 10 11:19:53 EDT 2006
Dale Blount wrote:
>> 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
yeah... its actually good for ppls that have to download and keep
packages lying around, and then manually add them with pacman -A,
instead of pacman -S. I think Arch as a community actually encourages
pacman -S *unconciously* over pacman -A, so this hasn't been much of a
problem in our faces, but its a good thing to have, because once in a
while, you want to know.
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