On Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:11:23 +0100
Sérgio Basto <sergio(a)serjux.com> wrote:
Hi, epel List
In bug 1134624  someone asked to build po4a for EPEL 7.
I miss some reading and po4a is only need to be build for ppc64 ,
because in meantime CentOS built it, but only for epel 7 not for 6 and
according Dominik Mierzejewski on comment #23 "... is part of CentOS
main distribution, which is x86_64 only". So when packages came from
CentOS they are x86_64 only and this happens with po4a .
By guidelines in comment #34 , I shouldn't build it with a new version
which unfortunately happened, I built po4a-0.45 when CentOS build
po4a-0.44 , but in comment #39 I concluded that is a copy of Fedora
source which was completely out-date , so I think the best solution
was Centos updated it also . If not, we need remove po4a-0.45-3.el7
from epel7 stable , which I haven't way/permissions to do it ...
Suggestions please ?
So, this package is in RHEL.
It's only x86_64 however.
I can see two ways forward:
1. Retire po4a in EPEL, and add ExcludeArch: ppc64 to the things that
need it. They will use the RHEL version, the EPEL version will be gone.
However, they won't exist on ppc64.
2. Make a new po4a package in EPEL that follows the limited arch
package guidelines (ie, is older than the RHEL one). Push it out and we
make sure the "newer" one is gone. Then, epel stuff can build against
that version on both ppc64 and x86_64 and ppc64 users can get that
version from EPEL.