[CentOS-mirror] Availability of 'altarch' on mirrors ?

Wed Oct 14 19:26:03 UTC 2015
Fabian Arrotin <arrfab at centos.org>

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On 14/10/15 19:36, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> On Wed, October 14, 2015 11:39 am, Karanbir Singh wrote:
>> On 14/10/15 12:47, Jarek Polok wrote:
>>> I understand this concern but since all official mirror owners
>>> are on this mailing list perhaps it would be sufficient to
>>> inform everybody about it few weeks/months in advance ? (and
>>> update howto at 
>>> https://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/CreatePublicMirrors
>>> accordingly..)
>> right, I appreciate that - however, the goto release for aarch64 
>> happened very quickly, we had literally 2 days to workout the
>> entire process and so took the safest option that gives us the
>> most expandability down the road.
>>> (also: isn't RH going to release 7.X for aarch64 in the future
>>> ? .. in that case would CentOS 7 for aarch64 be in same place
>>> as x86_64 or in altarch ?)
>> if they do, when they do, then if we have a clear downstream
>> build, that would end up in /centos/ space, till then ( and maybe
>> beyond ) we would keep the altarch/ space going for this.
> And IMHO this is the wisest decision to keep anything that is not
> from upstream in a separate tree.
> Valeri

Well, as KB said, there is a need to define clearly what AltArch is.
For example, it makes sense to say that armv7hl is AltArch as there is
no upstream for it. It's interesting for ppc64/pp64le that is actually
being built by Community, but with a real upstream version.

Anyway, such discussion would need to happen on the centos-devel list,
and not the centos-mirror one.

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