Subject: Re: Separate architecture-independant package? (was: Re: Package binaries for NetBSD/macppc 3.1_STABLE / pkgsrc-2007Q1)
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 05/11/2007 10:11:30
On Fri, May 11, 2007 at 01:24:14AM +0200, Loic Hoguin wrote:
> This would be a small improvement for bulk build, since we could compile
> architecture-specific packages only, do not duplicate packages if it do
> not change between the various architectures, and win some time and space
> because we don't package them for each arch.

It is also almost irrelevant in terms of build time. At least half of
the build time is spend on the various X11 related parts (like Gnome and
KDE), only 1/4 on the "small" parts of the tree that are ~unchanging.

Basically, it is a lot of churn for a small gain.