For your consideration: Secondary Architectures in Fedora

Christopher Blizzard blizzard at
Wed May 30 23:28:16 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-05-29 at 16:00 -0700, Chris Weyl wrote:
> Isn't this exactly the point of secondary architectures, tho?
> Maintainers are already on the hook to ensure their packages are 1)
> functioning or 2) tracked for the primary architectures, one of which
> many have probably never directly used.  Relaxing the rules for
> secondary architectures would allow support for those architectures to
> be added automatically to the buildsys w/o imposing additional burdens
> on our (mostly unpaid!) maintainers.  If it's really documentation or
> tracking secondary arch build failures, I'm sure a koji report could
> be rigged to do much the same. 

I think that this is the key question that we need to be asking here:
For what is a package maintainer actually responsible?  Right now it's
just primary arches.  Do we want to add a lot of secondary arches right
now and make lives harder for people?


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