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== Multilib page re-written ==
  
=== Suggestions ===
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Hi! I erased the old page since everything was out of date and then I wrote all I know about Multilib. Please revert my edit if you believe it was unnecessary to do so.
  
Maybe we could have an explanation of what the Multilib project is and what is supposed to be in the @%#$! multilib repository. Or not.
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The current content is written so a beginner with basic computer knowledge will understand the purpose of multilib. I am a beginner and I was reading the Beginner's Guide when I stumbled upon a link to this outdated article. I didn't know what multilib was, but after reading [http://www.redhat.com/magazine/009jul05/features/multilib/ this article from Red Hat], I understand it better. The article currently reflects my findings in the above article and [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1103220#p1103220 this forum post] where I asked what Directory Structure Multilib for Arch Linux makes use of. However, this wiki does not have the [http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Cite Cite extension] nor seems to have the References extension installed, so I don't know how to link to these articles as my source. The [[Help:Editing]] article does not make any mention on how to do footnotes or references either. Your help is greatly appreciated!
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-- [[User:Bastian|Bastian]] ([[User talk:Bastian|talk]]) 21:53, 17 May 2012 (UTC)
  
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:In addition I suggest renaming the page [[Multilib]] (currently redirecting to the current [[Multilib Project]] name). Also perhaps merge the stuff under [[Arch64 FAQ#Multilib Repository - Multilib Project]]. -- [[User:Vadmium|Vadmium]] ([[User talk:Vadmium|talk]]) 01:17, 18 May 2012 (UTC).
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::Good idea moving the page to [[multilib]], I've already done that. Also merging [[Arch64 FAQ#Multilib Repository - Multilib Project]] seems reasonable. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 11:57, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
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=== Footnotes ===
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I think the inline links you made above are a good enough start. If you really want clickable footnotes you could try emulating their [[Wikipedia:Template:Ref]] family of templates, but I’d rather keep it all inline, or as a simple list at the bottom of the page. The only thing I would say is to include a bit of context in the linking; perhaps something like “[http://www.redhat.com/magazine/009jul05/features/multilib/ 64-bit computing: Co-existing in a 32-bit world]” in ''Red Hat Magazine'', or [https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1103220#p1103220 Reply by Wonder] to “Archlinux Multilib Directory Structure” thread. -- [[User:Vadmium|Vadmium]] ([[User talk:Vadmium|talk]]) 01:17, 18 May 2012 (UTC).
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:For referencing sources, it's fine to just keep it simple and list them in the "See also" section ([[Help:Style#"See also" sections]]) ;) -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 12:00, 19 May 2012 (UTC)
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== Cross compiling gcc ==
  
 
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Hi,
  
When we install gcc-multilib, it is in conflict with the "classic" gcc, it would be greate to have a cross compil gcc like for mingw32 isn't it ?
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When we install {{pkg|gcc-multilib}}, it is in conflict with the "classic" {{pkg|gcc}}. It would be great to have a cross compiling gcc like for mingw32, right?
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Thanks. -- [[User:Babali|Babali]] ([[User talk:Babali|talk]]) 04:19, 15 September 2011 (UTC)
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"You will then need to update the package list by running {{ic|pacman}} with the {{ic|-Syyu}} switch."
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Does the {{ic|-Syyu}} really exist, or is it a typo? -- [[User:Creak|Creak]] ([[User talk:Creak|talk]]) 23:14, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
  
Thanks.
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:It does exist, see {{ic|man pacman}}. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 03:34, 11 November 2013 (UTC)

Revision as of 03:34, 11 November 2013

Multilib page re-written

Hi! I erased the old page since everything was out of date and then I wrote all I know about Multilib. Please revert my edit if you believe it was unnecessary to do so.

The current content is written so a beginner with basic computer knowledge will understand the purpose of multilib. I am a beginner and I was reading the Beginner's Guide when I stumbled upon a link to this outdated article. I didn't know what multilib was, but after reading this article from Red Hat, I understand it better. The article currently reflects my findings in the above article and this forum post where I asked what Directory Structure Multilib for Arch Linux makes use of. However, this wiki does not have the Cite extension nor seems to have the References extension installed, so I don't know how to link to these articles as my source. The Help:Editing article does not make any mention on how to do footnotes or references either. Your help is greatly appreciated! -- Bastian (talk) 21:53, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

In addition I suggest renaming the page Multilib (currently redirecting to the current Multilib Project name). Also perhaps merge the stuff under Arch64 FAQ#Multilib Repository - Multilib Project. -- Vadmium (talk) 01:17, 18 May 2012 (UTC).
Good idea moving the page to multilib, I've already done that. Also merging Arch64 FAQ#Multilib Repository - Multilib Project seems reasonable. -- Kynikos (talk) 11:57, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Footnotes

I think the inline links you made above are a good enough start. If you really want clickable footnotes you could try emulating their Wikipedia:Template:Ref family of templates, but I’d rather keep it all inline, or as a simple list at the bottom of the page. The only thing I would say is to include a bit of context in the linking; perhaps something like “64-bit computing: Co-existing in a 32-bit world” in Red Hat Magazine, or Reply by Wonder to “Archlinux Multilib Directory Structure” thread. -- Vadmium (talk) 01:17, 18 May 2012 (UTC).

For referencing sources, it's fine to just keep it simple and list them in the "See also" section (Help:Style#"See also" sections) ;) -- Kynikos (talk) 12:00, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Cross compiling gcc

Hi,

When we install gcc-multilib, it is in conflict with the "classic" gcc. It would be great to have a cross compiling gcc like for mingw32, right?

Thanks. -- Babali (talk) 04:19, 15 September 2011 (UTC)

Typos

"You will then need to update the package list by running pacman with the -Syyu switch."

Does the -Syyu really exist, or is it a typo? -- Creak (talk) 23:14, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

It does exist, see man pacman. -- Kynikos (talk) 03:34, 11 November 2013 (UTC)