RFC: Primary architecture promotion requirements

drago01 drago01 at gmail.com
Tue Mar 20 16:50:39 UTC 2012

On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 5:46 PM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 05:37:10PM +0100, drago01 wrote:
>> On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 5:34 PM, Brendan Conoboy <blc at redhat.com> wrote:
>> > On 03/20/2012 09:21 AM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
>> >>
>> >> That said, I considera cross-building environment for secondary arch to
>> >> be inevitable, which would at least help for the class of issues, I am
>> >> referring to above.
>> >
>> >
>> > I'm a big fan of cross compilation, but introducing it into Fedora in order
>> > to support ARM seems unlikely to succeed for too many reasons to go into.
>> The reasons are? ....
> We use cross-compilation right now for mingw-* packages (for Windows).
> However you cannot use cross-compilation to create a foo-*.armv7hl.rpm
> package.  That's because our entire toolchain, from RPM through Koji,
> simply does not understand cross-compilation properly.
> Solvable, but undoubtedly a ton of work for everyone.

I don't know about the details there but that does not sound like
unfixable to be.
I'd even say that fixing that is a prerequisite to allow secondary
archs that run on "slow" hardware to become primary.

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