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From: William Hubbs <williamh@g.o>
To: gentoo development <gentoo-dev@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-dev] rfc: noarch keyword
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 14:54:49
Message-Id: 20200318145442.GA28446@linux1.home
All,

this came up again on the recent thread about dropping non x86/amd64
support for python packages, and I want to bring it up again on its own
thread.

How often do architecture specific bugs really exist in languages like
perl, python etc? From what I've seen they are pretty rare. Not to mention,
if we found one somewhere, we could adjust keywords as necessary.

Also, if someone did inadvertently keyword a package with noarch that didn't
work everywhere, it would be a matter of adjusting the keywords for that
package.

So, my question is, why can't we add a noarch/~noarch keyword and see
how things go? If it gets abused we can always nuke it later.

Thanks,

William

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Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: noarch keyword Jaco Kroon <jaco@××××××.za>
Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: noarch keyword Rolf Eike Beer <eike@×××××××.de>
Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: noarch keyword "Michał Górny" <mgorny@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: noarch keyword "Andreas K. Huettel" <dilfridge@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: noarch keyword Thomas Deutschmann <whissi@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: noarch keyword Kent Fredric <kentnl@g.o>
Re: [gentoo-dev] rfc: noarch keyword Michael Orlitzky <mjo@g.o>