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Re: fedora for ARM



On Sun, 2007-06-24 at 08:28 +0200, Lennert Buytenhek wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 02, 2007 at 05:29:55AM +0200, Lennert Buytenhek wrote:
> 
> > I'm posting here because I would really really like to get the relevant
> > diffs merged back into Fedora.  I believe that ARM is well-supported in
> > the various upstream projects that Fedora packages, and so this should
> > be a relatively painless process (if you look at the diffs referenced
> > above, most diffs are actually only spec file changes to cope with the
> > addition of a new architecture.)
> 
> A number of things have happened since I wrote this.
> 
> For one, we now have a wiki page:
> 	http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/ARM
> 
> We also have a mailing list:
> 	http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/fedora-arm
> 
> And an IRC channel:
> 	#fedora-arm on freenode
> 
> And I've submitted most of our 'easy' patches to the bug monster:
> 	https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=245418

Many of these are just adding %{arm} to ExclusiveArch.  I'm becoming of
the opinion that ExclusiveArch is almost always worse than ExcludeArch,
and that the presence of either one should be justified either in the
review or in the spec itself.

At the moment, the packaging guidelines say nothing about this, afaict.

- ajax


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