[fedora-arm] What is the best way to fix build issues with Fedora 13 RPMs?
Niels de Vos
devos at fedoraproject.org
Tue Mar 8 12:20:10 UTC 2011
On Tue, Mar 8, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Gordan Bobic <gordan at bobich.net> wrote:
> Niels de Vos wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> it looks like not all Fedora 13 packages can be build on ARM yet. For
>> some packages there have been tickets opened at the Trac instance:
>> - https://fedorahosted.org/arm/report/1
>> I'd like to help out with building these packages, but am not a
>> 'proven packager' , so I can not fix the issues completely and rely
>> on the package maintainer or other proven packagers. What I am doing
>> right now is filing bugs against the packages that can not be build on
>> ARM. I'm including pointers to the issue and propose fixes, like:
>> - Bug 682515 - libgda-4.1.4-1.fc13.src.rpm does not rebuild on Fedora 13 for ARM
>> - Bug 682538 - geos-3.2.1-1.fc13.src.rpm does not build on Fedora-13 for ARM
>> These bugs are blockers for the ARMTracker which make them easily findable:
>> - https://bugzilla.redhat.com/showdependencytree.cgi?id=245418&hide_resolved=1
> We're tracking build failures as bugs now? Really??
Well, yeah. There is FTBFS:
I don's know what the best way would be to mark FTBFS bugs as ARM
specific. But we sure rely on the packagers for fixing the
build-issues for their package.
Maybe there should be a FTBFS-ARM tracker-bug?
> If build failures are now tracked as bugs, OpenOffice/LibreOffice would
> probably be an important one to address sooner rather than later. I have
> 184.108.40.206 from rawhide _almost_ building when configured without the Java
> bits, but it fails in the packaging stage, erroneously trying to extract
> non-existant beanshell components. Without OO/LO, we haven't got a
> usable office package on ARM, which is a bit of an issue. And since
> Ubuntu have it working, we really ought to be keeping up.
I'd suggest creating a BZ for that. Maybe the packagers are interested
in helping out (well, they should imho).
> The main thing that's stopping me from making progress on this at a
> sensible rate is that OO/LO takes 3 or so days to build on my Sheevaplug.
Yeah, thats an issue. I dont know if the arm.koji builders are any
quicker? You might want to check out
However, if you build from the srpm you'll need to upload it, which is
likely an other bottleneck for OO/LO.
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