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Re: Dedup x86/x86_64 --> noarch
- From: Andrew Schulman <schulman dot andrew at epa dot gov>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Mon, 09 May 2016 18:41:19 -0400
- Subject: Re: Dedup x86/x86_64 --> noarch
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- References: <87zistg99v dot fsf at Rainer dot invalid>
> After a discussion on IRC about de-duping the noarch content out of
> package files (where I was told this would be too difficult), I've just
> tried what would happen for two of my packages, maxima and perl.
I feel as though I've once again missed some important discussion about package
maintenance. Your question implies that we can now upload packages with arch
"noarch". Is that true?
I remember a discussion of this question a year or two ago, where IIRC the
result was that we wouldn't have any "noarch" packages. Did that change? If
so, I seem to have missed the discussion here. It should be worth a "HEADSUP".
If this is what's happened, we need to update https://cygwin.com/setup.html with
the new information (the page is overdue for an overhaul anyway). In particular
I wonder if cygport is ready to handle the change.
Or, maybe I'm just misunderstanding.