Current FTBFS packages (was Re: [ACTION REQUIRED] Retiring packages for Fedora 21)

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Tue Jun 10 17:21:00 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 06:14:03PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 06:00:05PM +0100, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> > ExcludeArch implies that it's acceptable that it doesn't build on ARM 
> > and removes the incentive for anyone to fix it. It's not.
> There's a process for handling this, which is to create (if required)
> a Fedora bug for the package, and then attach it to this tracker:
> Then add ExcludeArch to the package, mentioning the particular bug.

I've never seen this actually result in the bug being fixed in leaf 

> I'm going to go ahead and do this now, since otherwise we won't have
> hfsplus-tools at all for any user.

This is inappropriate. The bug is in LLVM, not hfsplus-tools. Quoting 
from the guidelines:

"ExcludeArch should only be set when the architecture is not relevant 
for the package, the package is non-functional on the architecture, or 
the code does not compile cleanly for the architecture."

The code compiles fine, LLVM then fucks up linking.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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