[Slackbuilds-users] [FYI]SlackBuild for python modules should be architecture dependent

Dušan Stefanović stefanovic.dusan at gmail.com
Thu May 28 15:45:04 UTC 2009

> Hmm, so, what does "noarch" mean? IMHO, a noarch package is the one I can
> install it regardless whatever platform I'm running and after installing it,
> I can use it. If I installed a package that copy python modules into
> /usr/lib/pythonx.x/xxx I will have noway to take use of it under
> slackware64.(actually there is a way but it's dirty and painful)

noarch should mean (in my head at least it means) that the files
inside the package are architecture independent.
You can create noarch package that will install correctly in both
x86_64 and i486. For example inside doinst.sh you can check
distribution (either uname or /etc/slackware-version) and put files
where they should go. I'm not saying that this is right way to do, but
it is possibile.


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