We are sad to announce that we will be dropping the aarch64 release
from EPEL-7 repository. The aarch64 has been built in Red Hat
Enterprise Linux as an alternative architecture which was supported
with different kernels and other libraries. With the release of
RHEL-8.0, Red Hat has decided to not build a 7.7 release.
This has been breaking builds in EPEL-7 which have been trying to get
package versions and names which were upgraded in 7.7 for the ppc64le
and x86_64 architectures. We have tried a couple of different hacks to
make this work, and tried to pull in CentOS 7.7 aarch64 as a
replacement OS. However, problems with how koji detects collisions and
corrupted packages are triggered when file hashes between the noarch
packages in RHEL and CentOS occur.
At this point, we are going to have to end support for aarch64 in
EPEL-7. If other sustainable solutions are possible in the future, we
will re-evaluate and do what is needed to bring it back.
Stephen J Smoogen.
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