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Re: Eclipse EMF build failures on ppc64 hosts



On Fri, 2009-03-06 at 13:03 -0500, Andrew Overholt wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-03-06 at 09:52 -0800, Adam Williamson wrote:
> > I thought Mamoru had it correct, and the bug was in the spec: it
> > declared noarch but used %_libdir, which is not valid and makes no
> > sense, %_libdir being inherently arch-dependent.
> 
> A counter-argument to this that I can think of is Java bytecode.  It's
> architecture-independent but an architecture-dependent package is
> required to produce it.
> 
> It's the same situation here:  the Eclipse SDK has some
> architecture-dependent bits (most notably SWT, the graphical toolkit)
> and is thus arch-dependent yet the package in question (EMF) is pure
> bytecode and is thus architecture-independent.  One solution I can think
> of is to make the 'eclipse' SRPM create arch-dependent RPMs for the
> arch-dependent bits and make its other RPMs noarch.  This was only
> recently possible with Fedora's rpm package.

Ah, I see. Thanks for the explanation.
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