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

Stephen Gallagher sgallagh at
Fri Jun 28 13:01:23 UTC 2013

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On 06/28/2013 08:44 AM, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
> 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).

Of course, I meant that you should be using
ExclusiveArch: %{ix86} x86_64

Adding ppc64 to that list would be the opposite of what you want...
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