[pacman-dev] [PATCH 03/11] makepkg: do not attempt to strip arch agnostic packages

Andres P aepd87 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 17 22:34:26 EDT 2010

On Thu, Jun 17, 2010 at 4:29 PM, Nezmer <git at nezmer.info> wrote:
> It's not a hard-to-imagine corner case. Remember that we are talking
> i[3-6]86 and x86_64 here. The latter is capable of running the former
> binaries (As far as the IS is concerned).
> Some OSes still use i386 low level tools (e.g for booting) in
> x86_64/AMD64 systems. That's just one example.
> Some projects use self-contained wine. That's another example.
> I can provide more examples if you wish.

As great as the example sounds, the vast majority of packages do not fall under
that category. Not Arch's, nor Frugal's, etc.

And for the few that do, they'll have debug symbols vs. the time gained from
not checking for them in the rest of the -any packages' makepkg run.

Until a repo reflects this necessity, it's esoteric because the situation is
far in between...

Andres P

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