svn commit: r54671 - head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook/porting-dads

Mateusz Piotrowski 0mp at
Tue Nov 3 11:57:10 UTC 2020

Author: 0mp
Date: Tue Nov  3 11:57:09 2020
New Revision: 54671

  Note that NO_ARCH is not fully utilized by our infrastructure yet


Modified: head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook/porting-dads/chapter.xml
--- head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook/porting-dads/chapter.xml	Mon Nov  2 22:19:48 2020	(r54670)
+++ head/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/porters-handbook/porting-dads/chapter.xml	Tue Nov  3 11:57:09 2020	(r54671)
@@ -546,6 +546,18 @@ cc -o someprogram source1.o source2.o -L/usr/local/lib
       <para>Ports that do not have any architecture-dependent files
         or requirements are identified by setting
+      <note>
+        <para><literal>NO_ARCH</literal> is meant to indicate
+          that there is no need to build a package for each of the
+          supported architectures.  The goal is to reduce the amount
+          of resources spent on building and distributing the packages
+          such as network bandwidth and disk space on mirrors
+          and on distribution media.  Currently, however,
+          our package infrastructure (e.g., package managers, mirrors,
+          and package builders) is not set up to fully benefit from
+          <literal>NO_ARCH</literal>.</para>
+      </note>
     <sect2 xml:id="dads-arch-ignore">

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