[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
> architecture.
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.
> Dale
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