For your consideration: Secondary Architectures in Fedora

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Wed May 30 17:00:30 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-05-30 at 12:49 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Wednesday 30 May 2007 12:40:01 David Woodhouse wrote:
> > 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?
> That won't work.  If you fail the build because a secondary arch failed, the 
> builds do _not_ get imported.  The build failed and must be started again.  
> In fact, if the secondary arch failed before any other task finished, none of 
> the other tasks continue, they're all stopped dead in their tracks.

OK.... strange person. In we're playing that game, then Spot's proposal
won't work as-is either, for exactly the same reason.

And here was I thinking we were using an open source build system now.

Can we go back to being sensible please?

The proposal I'm making is that we should allow the builds to run to
completion on the architectures which is actually builds on, but just
not let the resulting packages get pushed to the repo until any needed
ExcludeArch bugs are filed. But I'm sure you knew that.


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