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#1 2017-11-24 20:20:51

jonathon
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manjaro32

Hi!

I thought I should introduce manjaro32 semi-officially over here as I'm looking to utilise the archlinux32 packages as an upstream now that Arch (and so Manjaro) have dropped i686 support.

If there's anything over here I can help out with, or if there's any way to e.g. send donators your way, please let me know!

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#2 2017-11-25 07:54:41

andreas_baumann
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Re: manjaro32

Hi,

Great to hear you continue to provide a 32-bit version of Manjaro. :-)

I have some questions:

Do I understand correctly: Manjaro users have the standard Archlinux32 repos and a
Manjaro32 repo on top as overlay?

Do you have modified PKGBUILDs and customized packages?

Where do you get the original PKGBUILDs from for modified packages?

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#3 2017-11-25 09:26:49

andreas_baumann
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Re: manjaro32

ok. some feedback:

I installed manjaro-xfce-17.0.6-stable-i686.iso.

The mirror list didn't give me any packages, so I had to download
the Archlinux32 mirrorlist first and pick a mirror.

I had to go through the keyring transition:

pacman -Sc
pacman -Syyu
pacman -S archlinux32-keyring-transition
pacman -S archlinux32-keyring

The I could go GUI and install ca. 170 packages.

Looks good. :-)

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#4 2017-11-25 14:35:22

jonathon
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Re: manjaro32

I've just recently got the packages available using the current Manjaro  infrastructure so the overlay repo isn't needed any more - that was my initial "lightweight" approach. Now anyone running a 32-bit Manjaro installation can change their 'branch' to point to the i686 repos which are distributed via the Manjaro mirrors.

Customised or Manjaro-specific PKGBUILD files are on the Manjaro GitHub projects (e.g. https://github.com/manjaro/packages-core). These are shared between the main and manjaro32 projects; hopefully they will continue to build with only minor changes.

The older installers still point to the branches from when i686 packages were built as part of the main project; there aren't any plans for new 32-bit installers at this time, though if there's demand I'm sure someone can spin one. smile (plus, thinking about it, that way the archlinux32-keyring package can be included by default).

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