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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 I erased the old page since everything was out of date and then I wrote all I know about Multilib.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 I am a beginner and I was reading the Beginner's Guide when I stumbled upon a link to this outdated article.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)


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


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)

Merge with official repositories page

There's not much here other than how to enable and disable. There's actually more content about the testing repository and it's on the official repositories page. So I propose to merge this page's content with official repositories#multilib. -- Rdeckard (talk) 19:50, 28 July 2018 (UTC)