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Re: x86_32 yum $basearch



On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 11:14:45AM -0500, seth vidal wrote:
>On Fri, 2009-02-20 at 10:57 -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
>> On Fri, Feb 20, 2009 at 10:37:13AM -0500, seth vidal wrote:
>> >On Fri, 2009-02-20 at 10:31 -0500, Josh Boyer wrote:
>> >
>> >> Or you could just have:
>> >> 
>> >> x86
>> >> x86_64
>> >> ppc
>> >> ppc64
>> >> sparc
>> >> sparc64
>> >> 
>> >> etc.
>> >> 
>> >> Naming repos after specific arches just seems like pain.  This is
>> >> one area where ppc does things right.  You don't see things like:
>> >
>> >I wasn't naming them after specific  arches. I was saying  we can use
>> >symlinks to solve the arch complexity  and the confusion with what
>> >$basearch should be vs what pkgs are in the repo.
>> 
>> Ugh.
>> 
>
>I understand it is not the most attractive solution - but it felt like
>the best choice considering that it looks like we'll drop i586 entirely
>with F12. At least this way the i586 dir will vanish for F12 and there
>won't be any accidental upgrades.

I was Ughing at my complete lack of comprehension on what you were talking
about.  Not about your suggestion :).

As for i586 going away for F12, it may or it may not.  Doing this two
releases in a row still doesn't strike me as a great idea.  At the very
least it will need to be revisited by the FESCo that is in place for the
F12 cycle.

josh


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