No maven2 on PPC64: wait or workaround?

Deepak Bhole dbhole at
Tue Aug 12 13:35:36 UTC 2008

There is no workaround (other than converting+building with ant
ofcourse). I have received a request from another packager for maven on
ppc64 as well. Rather than waiting until 2.0.9, I think it'll be better
to building the existing one on 2.0.4 for now. It is on my agenda for today. 


* Jerry James <loganjerry at> [2008-08-11 14:37]:
> I just tried to build a newly approved package, jsr-305, only to have
> it fail on PPC64.  The failure is because the build uses maven2, which
> does not exist on the PPC64 architecture.
> First, there is no FE-ExcludeArch-ppc64 bug that I can find that
> mentions maven2.  Shouldn't there be?
> Second, should I work around this problem?  It would be easy to invoke
> javac directly for this small package.  On the other hand, if I have
> to hack up the .spec file to support building with maven when it
> exists and support direct javac invocation when it doesn't ... that
> .spec file is going to become pretty ugly, and possibly fragile.  If I
> should not work around the problem, then I should really file a
> blocker bug that blocks on [insert # of maven2 blocker bug here],
> which doesn't exist, right?
> Thanks for any advice,
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> Jerry James
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