On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 5:46 PM, Richard W.M. Jones <rjones(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 05:37:10PM +0100, drago01 wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 5:34 PM, Brendan Conoboy <blc(a)redhat.com> wrote:
> > On 03/20/2012 09:21 AM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> >> That said, I considera cross-building environment for secondary arch to
> >> be inevitable, which would at least help for the class of issues, I am
> >> referring to above.
> > I'm a big fan of cross compilation, but introducing it into Fedora in order
> > to support ARM seems unlikely to succeed for too many reasons to go into.
> The reasons are? ....
We use cross-compilation right now for mingw-* packages (for Windows).
However you cannot use cross-compilation to create a foo-*.armv7hl.rpm
package. That's because our entire toolchain, from RPM through Koji,
simply does not understand cross-compilation properly.
Solvable, but undoubtedly a ton of work for everyone.
I don't know about the details there but that does not sound like
unfixable to be.
I'd even say that fixing that is a prerequisite to allow secondary
archs that run on "slow" hardware to become primary.