On Mon, 4 May 1998 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I cc this to Tim. DaveM is also reading this list, so they'll know.
> The problem isn't too bad. Once new rpm binaries have been installed
> will know about mipsel/mipseb. And we _had_ to break compatibility,
> remember the purpose was to make the two flavours and the old ``mips''
> flavour different and distinguishable from each other.
Yes. We had to break compatibility. It's just disappointing that the
SGI-Linux, Cobalt Micro and RPM flks disn't come to a consensus on it.
And really, I'm not laying blame, I'm trying to find a solution to it.
Right now, Qube users will have the following problems:
- they will build RPMs that are tagged as arch 4, which isn't in line
with the standard that RPM and SGI-Linux agreed to
- they will have to use --ignorearch when installing contribbed RPMs
- RPM will not complain when installing incompatible mipseb packages
Even if the Cobalt ships and update with RPM 2.4.109 or similiar:
- the binaries that Cobalt already ships with (and I assume they do) will
have to be regenerated
We really need some input from Cobalt on this issue. Tim?