== Summary ==
It was always the intent that on Fedora for x86-64, only the
`glibc-headers.x86_64` was installed and available from composes.
However, due to compose tool limitations, the `glibc-headers.i686`
package sometimes leaks into the compose, and end users my install it,
causing future upgrade problems.
== Owner ==
* Name: [[User:fweimer| Florian Weimer]]
* Email: [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org fweimer(a)redhat.com]
== Detailed Description ==
If `glibc-headers.i686` is installed for some reason and it vanishes
again from the compose, the system cannot be updated anymore using
We cannot remove the `glibc-headers.i686` package from the build
because the i686 buildroot needs it. The current solution is to
provide a `glibc-headers-x86.noarch` package on i686 and x86_64. Since
it is a noarch package, the existing compose tool is no longer a
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further background information.
== Benefit to Fedora ==
System upgrades will work more reliably.
== Scope ==
* Proposal owners: Implement the glibc changes and remove some of the
build dependencies on `glibc-headers`.
* Other developers: Help with the removal of `glibc-headers`
dependencies will be appreciated.
* Release engineering: [https://pagure.io/releng/issue/9384
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* Policies and guidelines: The packaging guidelines already recommend
a dependency on `gcc` or `gcc-c++` for the appropriate compiler, so
they do not need changing.
* Trademark approval: N/A (not needed for this Change)
== Upgrade/compatibility impact ==
The goal is more seamless in-place upgrades.
The removal of `glibc-headers` dependencies is optional because there
are compatibility `Provides:`.
== How To Test ==
Regular system upgrades of rawhide will implicitly test this change,
and so will upgrades from previous Fedora versions.
== User Experience ==
There is no change in user experience.
== Dependencies ==
This change can be implemented on its own.
== Contingency Plan ==
* Contingency mechanism: Revert the change and bring back the
`glibc-headers` package as it exists today.
* Contingency deadline: before Beta
* Blocks release? no
* Blocks product? no
== Documentation ==
No documentation update is needed.
== Release Notes ==
The removal of the `glibc-headers` package should be mentioned, and
that build-time dependencies should be on the compiler packages (or
`glibc-devel`, if that makes more sense for some reason.)
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