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Release directories (was Re: [PATCH] setup: port to 64-bit, part 1)
On Wed, 13 Mar 2013 12:51:18 +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> If Yaakov applied the changes necessary to get the 64 bit setup running
> for a start, would it be possible to let upset create a setup64.ini file
> for the current cygwin/64bit/release test area?
Before we do that, I think we need to consider a bit of
reorganization. As in any binary distribution, there are many "noarch"
packages which could be used for both i686 and x86_64. Providing two
identical copies is just a waste of storage and bandwidth for
sourceware, mirrors, and users.
Instead, I think it would make sense to make three sibling trees, one
for i686 (the current release/ directory), one for x86_64, and one for
noarch packages. Then, there would be two scans by upset: setup.ini
from i686 and noarch, and setup64.ini from x86_64 and noarch.