[Slackbuilds-users] 32-bit programs, required to maintain?

Dave Woodfall dave at slackbuilds.org
Thu Apr 16 16:21:26 UTC 2020

On 2020-04-16 12:12,
Andrew Payne <phalange at komputermatrix.com> put forth the proposition:
> Is it expected of maintainers to provide 32-bit versions of software when
> they are available?
> Thanks,
> Andrew

Hi Andrew,

It depends.  Is it pre-compiled software?  If so, and there are both
separate 32 and 64 bit versions, then it's normal to include both
versions if possible.  You would use the options with the _x86_64
suffix in the .info for the 64 bit version, and plain DOWNLOAD and
MD5SUM for the 32 bit.

However, if only a 64 bit version is available, then in the .info
file we would use DOWNLOAD="UNSUPPORTED" for 32 bit.

Hope that helps.


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