On Fri, Mar 30, 2007 at 12:44:41PM -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
Dennis Gilmore wrote:
>On Friday 30 March 2007 12:13:40 pm Michael E Brown wrote:
>>Firmware-addon-dell is a noarch package. So if you use "ExclusiveArch:
>>...", it fails to build. The reason I put in the ExcludeArch line was to
>>keep the compose scripts from dropping it into the ppc fedora repo. I am
>>perfectly happy to add additional excludearch directives if you send me a
>Then its not a noarch package. while it does not compile it is arch
>specific and should be treated as such.
I recall debating this a bit in the Packaging committee... I think
you're right, see,
"arch-specific script packages"
umm... note that this section is titled, "Things to be *considered* for
Packaging Guidelines". If it was a packaging guideline, it would be
filed under /PackagingGuidelines.
There have been a couple of recent threads about this, and the answer
has always been: add an "ExcludeArch:" line so that the compose scripts
skip that pkg for those named repos.
There never has been an official ruling or consensus that I have seen to
make this official. And at that point, you break my upgrade path, as
last time I checked, yum would not upgrade a .noarch pkg to a (eg.)
.i386 package or vice-versa.