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[ACTION REQUIRED] ARCH=noarch uploads with cygport 0.22.0
- From: Yaakov Selkowitz <yselkowitz at cygwin dot com>
- To: cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 10 May 2016 17:11:15 -0500
- Subject: [ACTION REQUIRED] ARCH=noarch uploads with cygport 0.22.0
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cygport 0.22.0 is on its way to the mirrors. With this release, and
thanks to Jon Turney's continuing work on calm (the replacement for
upset which generates setup.ini), packages marked ARCH=noarch will be
uploaded once under the /noarch/release hierarchy instead of into each
of /x86/release and /x86_64/release. This change is intended to save
disk space and bandwidth for both sourceware and our mirrors.
A package should be marked ARCH=noarch IF AND ONLY IF *all* subpackages
thereof do not contain anything compiled with the *native* gcc, and the
file contents are (or can be) 100% identical for x86 and x86_64.
Examples include, but are not limited to, packages which contain only:
* icon themes;
* other runtime data;
* C/C++ headers without a library;
* libraries for cross-compiler toolchains.
* pure Lua/Perl/Python/Ruby/Tcl modules without C/C++ bindings.
Once you have upgraded to cygport 0.22.0, maintainers MUST email a list
of their package(s) which qualify as noarch AND are already marked
ARCH=noarch or will be with the next release. (Note that inheriting
cross.cygclass implies ARCH=noarch.) A new release is NOT necessary
just to add ARCH=noarch to the .cygport, just that it should be added
locally so as to be included in the next release. We will then move
these packages into /noarch/release on sourceware and acknowledge such,
at which point you are clear to upload future releases.
Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions.