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Re: Fedora Board Recap 2008-JUL-15

On Fri, 2008-07-18 at 08:58 -0400, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-07-18 at 14:49 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > > 1. Even though there is a practical standard for cross-compilers, no
> > one
> > > has yet written it down.
> > Which standard do you need?
> > 
> > There is only one point where GNU-cross-toolchains collide with our
> > current guidelines:
> > 
> > ${exec_prefix}/<target-alias> is defacto practice in GNU-toolchains
> > for
> > a long time (decades), but collides with the FHS. Unfortunately,
> > changing this would require a non-trivial amount of work.
> Okay, so documenting this, as well as the naming standard (for the
> toolchain and the packages) is what I was referring to. Or to be blunt:
> If I wanted to package a sparc cross-compiler, what would I need to know
> to do it properly in Fedora? Our written guidelines right now don't
> cover it at all (as far as I know).
> And yes, I know we have other cross toolchains, but this is the first
> time anyone has wanted to package items in Fedora which are built from
> those cross toolchains. I agree with your approach of having nothing in
> the main repository other than simple testcases in the toolchain
> packages, but I also don't have a problem with permitting these packages
> to live in a separated location.

And just to make another piece of our Board discussion more transparent:
Independent of implementation, a limit to the space set aside for these
products would provide a motivation for people *not* to want to go to
the extreme case Jef was concerned about -- cross compiling "every
library" in Fedora.

Paul W. Frields
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