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Re: Multi-architecture package support

On 1 June 2012 15:31, Jonathan Perkin <> wrote:
> Hi,
> For anyone interested, I have an initial implementation of
> multi-architecture packages.  This is something we need at Joyent to
> avoid having to provide package sets for both 32bit and 64bit, and I
> figured it might be useful for other Solaris users too.
> Ultimately it'd be great to have this merged into pkgsrc, however it
> does require modifications to any package for which multi-architecture
> support is desired.  Thus I'd appreciate any feedback on whether there
> is any demand for this feature, or less intrusive ways of implementing
> it.  One thought is that it may potentially be useful on OSX to
> provide fat binaries (32+64 x86, rather than x86+ppc), and it should
> be relatively straight-forward to add such functionality.
> The commit and a description is here:

Very nice :)

Presumably this would work for Linux 64bit machines building 32+64bit
packages? (And theoretically for NetBSD is if decided to do the

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