noarch rpm feature query/issue

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Fri Apr 3 18:26:58 UTC 2009

On Fri, 2009-04-03 at 19:19 +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
> BTW I see noarch packages are located in each of the separate arch
> trees as opposed to being in a noarch dir which looks like the
> advantage of the noarch in space saving isn't happening. What other
> advantages does it offer?

When the same package is in multiple trees, we use hardlinks to reduce
the on-disk space usage.  Noarch packages can still have Exclusive or
ExcludeArch flags so a unified noarch repo is not very possible.

Jesse Keating
Fedora -- Freedom² is a feature!
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