On Thu, 3 Aug 2017 15:34:03 +0200
Peter Lemenkov <lemenkov(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I've got two nasty packages. One fails to pass the tests on BigEndian
arches (s390x, ppc64), another one fails to pass the tests on POWER
(ppc64 and ppc64le).
So I have several questions.
* Can I have a shell access to the ppc64 machine (which covers both
cases) where I can install packages and can run gdb / git / gcc?
* How maintainers are supposed to handle it?
* (A provocative one) - is it better to me just to set ExclusiveArch
and open a bugzilla ticket with build log of the failed build?
Sometimes it's hard to do anything even on supported architecture, so
asking me to support a package for the rarely used architecture (which
I don't even have access to) is, well, slightly overoptimistic, no?
Using ExcludeArch/ExclusiveArch tags should be the last resort solution,
but generally there is enough freedom for the maintainers to decide what
route they will take.
What packages are we talking about?