First successful rpmbuild on RISC-V

I’m very slowly bootstrapping Fedora to run on RISC-V, and today I managed to get rpmbuild to work, so that’s a sort of milestone:

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Provides: config(setup) = 2.10.4-1.fc24 setup = 2.10.4-1.fc24
Requires(rpmlib): rpmlib(CompressedFileNames) <= 3.0.4-1 rpmlib(PayloadFilesHavePrefix) <= 4.0-1
Conflicts: bash <= 2.0.4-21 filesystem < 3 initscripts < 4.26
Checking for unpackaged file(s): /usr/lib/rpm/check-files /rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/setup-2.10.4-1.fc24.%{_arch}
warning: Could not canonicalize hostname: ucbvax
Wrote: /rpmbuild/RPMS/noarch/setup-2.10.4-1.fc24.noarch.rpm
Executing(%clean): /bin/sh -e /usr/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.0iJnms
+ umask 022
+ cd //rpmbuild/BUILD
+ cd setup-2.10.4
+ rm -rf '/rpmbuild/BUILDROOT/setup-2.10.4-1.fc24.%{_arch}'
+ exit 0
Executing(--clean): /bin/sh -e /usr/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.Vdj45n
+ umask 022
+ cd //rpmbuild/BUILD
+ rm -rf setup-2.10.4
+ exit 0

Unfortunately because I haven’t got GCC working in the bootstrap environment, I’m a bit limited in the packages that I can build, so I’m starting off with some low-dependency noarch packages. In reality we won’t need to recompile noarch packages at all, they can be copied off other arch builders, but it’s a good test of rpmbuild.

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  1. “In reality we won’t need to recompile noarch packages at all”

    I’ve long wondered why noarch isn’t promoted to a top-level arch for this very reason. Seems like there’s lots of extra work going on that’s entirely unnecessary. E.g., the voodoo of replacing duplicates with hard-links for the benefit of mirrors, not to mention the actual build efforts in the first place.

    I realize it would probably be a major undertaking, but that’s never stopped us before. Is there something glaringly wrong with my theory?

    Oh and BTW, good work on the RISC-V. This will be interesting to see how it plays out in the long run.

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