About making noarch package arch specific, when contents differ.

Paulo César Pereira de Andrade paulo.cesar.pereira.de.andrade at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 14:52:43 UTC 2015

2015-07-28 5:58 GMT-03:00 Florian Weimer <fweimer at redhat.com>:
> On 07/26/2015 04:05 PM, Paulo César Pereira de Andrade wrote:
>> Should I make the doc packages arch specific?
> No, this is not a reason to make them arch-specific.  A lot of packages
> give different results when built twice in a row, on the *same*
> architecture.
> There is an effort under way to change that, called “reproducible
> builds”.  The hard part is any reproducibility at all, identical noarch
> builds across architectures are likely just some additional work on top
> of it.

  I believe that if there is a check for bit by bit identical noarch
packages, it would also be mandatory some way to tell that
any minor difference is ok and expected, and use the noarch
built on that arch...

> --
> Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security


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