About making noarch package arch specific, when contents differ.

Paulo C├ęsar Pereira de Andrade paulo.cesar.pereira.de.andrade at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 14:57:20 UTC 2015


2015-07-28 5:03 GMT-03:00 Peter Robinson <pbrobinson at gmail.com>:

>>> %ifarch x86_64
>>> %package doc
>>> BuildArch: noarch
>>> ...
>>> %endif
>>
>>   This looks like a very wise way of handling it. Actually, while debugging
>
> It's not, it breaks all secondary architectures.
>
>> it, I found that the translated documentation was not being properly
>> generated, and after fixing it, it would take like 3 to 4 times longer
>> to generate docs, and doc generation was already almost 80% of
>> the package build time...
>
> That tells me the process of generating docs is broken, or they're
> very good docs and worth the wait!

  It is the later. It has its problems of course, but the documentation
is really very good and complete, documenting every single interface.
It is "live", once running the sagemath "notebook", one can modify
the examples, run with different input, etc.

Thanks,
Paulo


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