Promoting i386 version over x86_64?

Seth Vidal skvidal at
Wed Dec 9 21:51:07 UTC 2009

On Wed, 9 Dec 2009, Chris Adams wrote:

> Once upon a time, Ville Skyttä <ville.skytta at> said:
>> Yeah, I've done that in some setups but I was talking about purifying the
>> _repos_ above; that setting doesn't affect them, e.g. it doesn't make the
>> metadata to be downloaded any smaller.  (As said, not that I think it's a big
>> general issue at all, but just that I'd personally have nothing against if it
>> would be "fixed" nevertheless.)
> One way to make this smaller (without any overlap) would be to split the
> current two (i386 and x86_64) repos into three: i386-common, i386,
> x86_64.  For an i386 system, you use i386 and i386-common, for a
> multilib x86_64 system you use x86_64 and i386-common, and for a pure
> x86_64 system you use just x86_64.
> I don't know if it is worth the trouble though.

and then you have to do that as well for updates. :(


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