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Re: Noarch subpackage problem



Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> It's no more dangerous but it is more prone to error.  For instance,
> without the ability to make noarch subpackages, header files would be
> included in an arch specific -devel package without question.  Now the
> possibility arises to put headers in a noarch subpackage instead so
> packagers need to check that the headers do not contain arch specific
> code.  This is an additional piece of information and an additional
> check that packagers will have to know to perform.

Arch-specific header files cause multilib conflicts and as such need to be
fixed anyway. If noarch subpackages get them noticed quicker, that's a good
thing.

        Kevin Kofler


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