[GSoC][Binaries support] Architecture

Jeff Johnson n3npq at mac.com
Sun Mar 27 13:36:00 PDT 2011

On Mar 27, 2011, at 3:42 PM, Jordan K. Hubbard wrote:

> Jeff semi-flamed me in a private email (Hi Jeff!) over not making specific mention of RPM in my little screed, but as I said to him, sure we created a bunch of files that ended with the .rpm suffix but we never actually created "RPMs" in the full sense of the word.

Correction: I semi-flamed you for "snake oil" and revisionist history, not
for not making specific mention or RPM. 'Twas a long time ago ...

Meanwhile, yes: you never really created *.rpm packages of any use.

The issues were/are largely that MacPorts confuses build dependencies with
install dependencies. These are different dependency graphs even when the
install and build machine are constructed from the same binary packages.

Consider, say, TeX needed to build (but not to run) the contents
of a a binary package.

73 de Jeff

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