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Re: rawhide report: 20060304 changes



Christopher Aillon wrote:
On 03/04/2006 04:20 AM, Mike A. Harris wrote:

Ralf Corsepius wrote:

On Sat, 2006-03-04 at 03:19 -0500, Build System wrote:


xorg-x11-xbitmaps-1.0.1-3
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* Thu Mar 02 2006 Mike A. Harris <mharris redhat com> 1.0.1-3
- Made package arch specific due to pkgconfig files being placed in lib64
 if the noarch packages manage to get built on x86_64/ppc64/s390x.



What?

Fix the toplevel Makefile.am to install the pkgconfig file to $datadir
instead of libdir:

-pkgconfigdir = $(libdir)/pkgconfig
+pkgconfigdir = $(datadir)/pkgconfig

That's what other noarch packages do.


Alternatively, fix your spec to use

%configure --libdir=%_datadir
...
%_datadir/share/pkgconfig/*.pc


For now, the important thing is that FC5 is in a state that everything
builds, and is ready for final release.  Minor trivia like this is not
mission critical to the release of the OS.

Feel free to submit a patch to X.Org to do this, so it is fixed in
the future.



Actually, it's more important that things are in a state where upgrading works sanely. Changing from noarch -> arch-specific -> noarch typically breaks upgrading.

That was the case in the past, when the tools did not support the
architecture changing with the package name staying the same.  My
understanding is that yum has supported this for a long time now,
and that up2date and other tools also support it.  I've certainly
had no upgrade problems while testing any arch -> noarch -> arch
updates anyway, and haven't had any bug reports.



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Mike A. Harris  *  Open Source Advocate  *  http://mharris.ca
                      Proud Canadian.


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