On 2017-05-11 11:58, Peter Robinson wrote:
On Sat, May 6, 2017 at 7:19 PM, Zdenek Sedlak <dev(a)apgrco.com>
> I am interested to build an EPEL for i686 to support my CentOS 7 AltArch
> i686 setup.
> I know you are following RHEL's roadmap and i686 platform is not supported
> officially, but I am asking how I can start with this and be fully compliant
> with your processes.
> Idea 1 - EPEL will connect to CentOS AltArch SIG to support i686 builds to
> get an official packages.
> Idea 2 - I will take EPEL 7 SRPMS and build i686 on my own and not use the
> EPEL name for produced packages, but something else instead (AltPEL, APEL,
> ...) to not confuse EPEL users.
> What do you think?
This has been discussed a LOT. I suggest checking back through the
list archives and meeting notes for details.
To summarise the problem that needs to be fixed is basically this: EL7
moves quite a bit faster than older releases and rebases libraries
quite regularly so often packages need to be rebuilt when a new
release comes out. Problem is it takes some time for i686/ARMv7 to
catch up for the core release so we would end up in a situation where
things could be rebuild against two different versions, when the
secondary arches catch up they'll then be broken.
The problem is quite well detailed, the problem is those that want the
fix don't seem to be interested in doing the work to get it. those
that could do it don't have the time or the interest in those
architectures on EPEL.
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So I will search though the lists and also I will start with Idea 2
(already prepared a build host for i686) to give it a try.
Initially, I will need to check how many packages are
architecture-dependent so see how much effort it will require to get a
Building i686/ARM7 should not be bigger problem if the build setup
Got some RPis at home, so I will test and update this thread later...
Regarding the name - if I publish the repository and use AltPEL or APEL,
is it OK for you?