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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 I erased the old page since everything was out of date and then I wrote all I know about Multilib.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.
 
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 I erased the old page since everything was out of date and then I wrote all I know about Multilib.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 I am a beginner and I was reading the Beginner's Guide when I stumbled upon a link to this outdated article.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 [http://www.redhat.com/magazine/009jul05/features/multilib/ this article from redhat] 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 Archlinux 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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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 I am a beginner and I was reading the Beginner's Guide when I stumbled upon a link to this outdated article.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)
  
[[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).
  
== Engrish ==
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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 ==
  
 
Hi,
 
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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==<s>Typos</s>==
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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)