Improving the way we select multilib packages for trees

Jeremy Katz katzj at
Mon May 22 18:44:37 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-05-01 at 18:19 -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-04-28 at 14:23 -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> > What does this mean to you as a package maintainer?  In a lot of cases,
> > hopefully nothing.  But there are cases where header files included in
> > packages are generated at build-time and have an architecture or build
> > specific nature.  These conflicts will need to be fixed similar to how
> > things have been fixed for runtime library issues -- either moving files
> > around or removing the cause for the difference.  If there is a valid
> > reason for them to be different, then you might want to explore having a
> > common stub header that includes the different headers as appropriate
> > (eg, how /usr/include/gnu/stubs.h is handled)
> I'll work on making the full output with the exact conflicts in each
> package available later tonight but wanted to get info out about which
> packages were problematic.  Also, I plan to start filing bugs on
> packages which haven't been fixed on May 16th.

I've now gone and filed a ton of bugs about this and made them all block

Note that these need to be fixed in advance of the FC6 test1 freeze
(which is currently scheduled for June 7th).  


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