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Re: Architecture all

Joey Hess <joey@kite.ml.org> writes:

> Goswin Brederlow wrote:
> > Why is the Quake Package set to Architecture all? Surely it doesn't
> > make sense to install it on non i386 systems.

> Er, here is an overview of architectures of all the quake packages:

> squake_1.09-1.1-2.dsc:Architecture: i386
> xquake_1.06-6.dsc:Architecture: i386

> These are properly arch: i386 becuase I only have i386 binaries.

> quake-lib-stub_1.4.dsc:Architecture: all
> quake-lib_1.06-3.dsc:Architecture: all

> These are architecture all, becuase they contain no binaries that
> are not architecture dependant. Quake-lib-stub is just a perl
> script, quake-lib is a file that quake should be able to read, no
> matter what architecture it is compiled for. Sure, they are only of
> use on the i386 platform right now, but that could easily change if
> quake compiled for another architecture becomes available.

> So, what's wrong with this?

I don't think there will be a binary for quake available for other
architektures in the near future if at all. And if there is the archi
field can be changed to arch all or arch i386+foo+bla. There will
never be a quake for all archs. Also the Quake for m68k AmigaOS that
was made by some hackers were completly stopped and outruled instead
of taking it onboard and distributing that as well. It doesn't seem
likely that they will do other architektures to me.

May the Source be with you.

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