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Re: Architecture all

On 21 Oct 1997, Goswin Brederlow wrote:

> 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
> 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. It doesn't seem
> likely that they will do other architektures to me.

FYI, there is an official port of Quake to Linux-Alpha.  The binaries are
still for the glibc-1.99 snapshots (since it was compiled under RedHat),
but it is in pretty wide use on the Alphas.  To my knowledge, none of us
involved in the Debian-Alpha "project" have tested the binaries under
Debian and glibc-2.0.5c yet, but I'm sure it will come up sooner or later.
Oh, also, it was Linus who asked for and assisted in the port to the

Just figured I'd settle the "whether or not another architecture may need
to be supported question"...guess they are :)

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