Difference between revisions of "Talk:Arch compared to other distributions"

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"Arch does not 'split' their packages into \"-dev\" and \"-common\" as Debian does, therefore, Arch repositories will seem much smaller."  I'm having a hard time understanding this bit.  Looking at [http://packages.debian.org/stable/python/ the debian repos], I see some packages have a "-dev" suffix and some have a "-common" suffix, but rarely are the two suffixes both present with the same prefix.  --[[User:Johniv|Johniv]] 03:58, 3 March 2010 (EST)
 
"Arch does not 'split' their packages into \"-dev\" and \"-common\" as Debian does, therefore, Arch repositories will seem much smaller."  I'm having a hard time understanding this bit.  Looking at [http://packages.debian.org/stable/python/ the debian repos], I see some packages have a "-dev" suffix and some have a "-common" suffix, but rarely are the two suffixes both present with the same prefix.  --[[User:Johniv|Johniv]] 03:58, 3 March 2010 (EST)
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"Arch supports i686 and x86_64 while Gentoo officially supports x86, {...}, amd64, {...}, and itanium architectures."
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x86_64 is the same thing as amd64, is it not?

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"Arch does not 'split' their packages into \"-dev\" and \"-common\" as Debian does, therefore, Arch repositories will seem much smaller." I'm having a hard time understanding this bit. Looking at the debian repos, I see some packages have a "-dev" suffix and some have a "-common" suffix, but rarely are the two suffixes both present with the same prefix. --Johniv 03:58, 3 March 2010 (EST)

"Arch supports i686 and x86_64 while Gentoo officially supports x86, {...}, amd64, {...}, and itanium architectures." x86_64 is the same thing as amd64, is it not?