A dependency for a noarch package has been removed on an archictecture. How to silent broken dependency mails?

Susi Lehtola jussilehtola at fedoraproject.org
Wed Sep 4 14:29:53 UTC 2013

On Wed, 04 Sep 2013 08:55:36 -0400
Stephen Gallagher <sgallagh at redhat.com> wrote:
> > I could change perl-Alien-ROOT from noarch to architecture
> > specific, but that's cheating and more seriously it just shifts the
> > problem in the reverese dependency hierarchy to next level (i.e. I
> > would get broken dependency for packages requiring
> > perl-Alien-ROOT).

This is a valid approach.

> > How does Fedora infrastracture deal with this issue?
> > 
> Add the following line to perl-Alien-ROOT's specfile:
> ExcludeArch: %{arm}

That's not enough, since that'll break upgrades. You'll have to make
some package on arm obsolete perl-Alien-ROOT.
Susi Lehtola
Fedora Project Contributor
jussilehtola at fedoraproject.org

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