For your consideration: Secondary Architectures in Fedora

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Wed May 30 16:40:01 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-05-30 at 12:29 -0400, Christopher Aillon wrote:
> > Has that _really_ been so much of a problem for you?
> Honestly, it has been so much that QE expects it these days.  The QE 
> folks in my office hear of a firefox errata coming and start praying 
> that the arches behave this time.  Because any delays for me means 
> delays in getting packages to them for testing.  I run into some odd 
> issue on non-x86 arches every to every other release, though I will 
> admit that firefox has not failed while building ppc for quite some time 
> now.
> I realize that I need to support these arches for RHEL anyway, so there 
> is some priority to fixing/working around compiler issues, but there is 
> no reason to delay Fedora fixes while we get things resolved.

For your fairly esoteric case, it would suffice to be able to
retrospectively file the 'ExcludeArch bug' and get the packages pushed
for the architectures on which they've already built, would it not?


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