For your consideration: Secondary Architectures in Fedora

Oliver Falk oliver at
Wed May 30 09:48:07 UTC 2007

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On 05/30/2007 11:30 AM, Mark McLoughlin wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-05-30 at 10:07 +0100, David Woodhouse wrote:
>> On Tue, 2007-05-29 at 16:00 -0700, Chris Weyl wrote:
>>> In other words, by only failing a build when a primary arch fails, we
>>> enable the inclusion of many other architectures for those who care
>>> about them, without imposing additional burdens on all maintainers
>>> (who may not care about them).
>> We have that already. The existing policy, allowing ExcludeArch but
>> requiring a bug to be filed, works extremely well.
> 	As Jakub pointed out, there is a burden - having to wait for the slower
> arches to complete a build. I was under the impression that that was one
> of the main things that secondary arches was intended to fix.
> 	Couldn't we have automatic ExcludeArch bug filing when a build fails on
> a secondary arch?

Technically speaking, of course, everything is possible, but I don't
think this is a good idea. Packages do fail on Alpha or PowerPC or Sparc
and sometimes it's easy to fix; Sometimes not, we (*human*) need to
decide if it's OK to exclude, because there are no other packages
depending on this, or if we need to fix it, because we cannot build a
bunch of other packages.

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