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Re: Unpacking 7z archives on Cygwin64

On 02/03/14 07:26, Tony Kelman wrote:
I'm still not clear, do 64 bit packages have their own independent
set of patches, or is it necessary to write patches that work for
both 32 bit and 64 bit?

This is really up to the package maintainer. Personally, I prefer to have one cygport file and patch set that builds both sources. I test uname(1) if I need something specific for one architecture. This means that I can keep my cygport files and patches in version control and have two instances checked out, one for each architecture. It also means that the source tarball is generic. The downside is that I can't cross-compile. However, I'm sure that there are a number of maintainers who will do things differently.

On the subject of maintainers, p7zip does have one; it is really up to Mr. Wilson to prepare a 64-bit version whenever he is ready to do so. I'm sure he'll appreciate the work that you've done in getting this far. That said, we have precedent for some 'non-maintainer uploads' for 64-bit, just to make up the numbers and fill some important gaps.



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