How to remove package and all dependent packages from EL branch?

Stephen Gallagher sgallagh at
Fri Jun 28 12:44:56 UTC 2013

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On 06/28/2013 01:50 AM, Peter Lemenkov wrote:
> Hello. I've got bugreport that Erlang doesn't work on EL6 PPC64
> achitecture.
> I don't have resources to fix this issue, and nobody volunteered
> to fix it so far, so I'd like to limit Erlang, and Erlang
> applications and libraries on EL6 to x86/x86_64, where they works
> for sure. It's not the only issue with Erlang and PPC64 - it also
> has limited support for Java which prevented Erlang-Java bridge
> from being built successfully. Reducing Erlang on EL6 to
> architectures where it works even allows me to drop one patch and
> remove a couple of ifdefs from spec so this will simplify things a
> bit.
> Is there any documentation which describes the process of package 
> removal from a particular EL hardware branch? -- With best regards,
> Peter Lemenkov.

Your best bet would be to add ppc64 to the ExclusiveArch on erlang,
rebuild it, get it pushed to stable, then the broken deps would make
it clear what packages were descended from it (and can also be patched
then to exclude ppc64).
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