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Re: [alpine-devel] Multi architecture support

From: Timo Teräs <>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 2009 14:26:37 +0300

Mark Constable wrote:
> I see the default /etc/abuild.conf has CHOST=i486-alpine-linux-uclibc
> and there is no sign of a PKGBUILD arch=(i686 x86_64) equivalent so
> is there a recommended way to provide multiple archs from a single
> I guess using a different /etc/abuild.conf in each build environment
> would suffice but I thought I should check if there is some inbuilt
> method that is not documented yet.
> I intend to build a subset of packages for i686, x86_64, arm8 and
> possibly ppc (ps3) eventually. I'd use separate chroots for i686
> and x86_64 and possibly use the ArchMobile qemu examle for arm8 as
> I have a Beagelboard begging for some TLC.

This is a good question. Alpine is currently x86 only, but we will
soon need it on x86_64. I think ncopa has been thinking this to some
degree, but has been busy on implementing/fixing other things.

If you have experience on multi-arch stuff, input here will be
greatly appreciated.


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