[Yum-devel] RFC: yum+rpm ppc64p7 patches

James Antill james at fedoraproject.org
Fri Apr 27 13:11:45 UTC 2012

On Thu, 2012-04-26 at 16:24 +0200, Phil Knirsch wrote:
> On 04/18/2012 04:29 PM, James Antill wrote:
> > On Wed, 2012-04-18 at 15:37 +0200, Phil Knirsch wrote:
> >> Yea, it's kinda butt ugly, but the problem is that rpm doesn't have an
> >> API for it, even less so for the python part that would be required.
> >
> >   Yeh, just seems that one of the bester cases here would be having an
> > "rpm API" that says "give me the current AT_PLATFORM and/or AT_*".
> >   Even if we don't move/merge "all" of the arch detection code into rpm,
> > at least having those would be good.
> >
> The latest patch i've attached for now basically do the same as rpm 
> does. Once we have the rpm API in place we can switch over to that 
> easily. Basically replaced the evil /bin/true ENV parsing hack with a 
> proper general purpose /proc/self/auxv parser in python directly, so 
> basically the cleanest way we can do this for now. And i've done it just 
> like in rpm, so any other arch can access and use the 
> aux_vector["platform"] and aux_vector["hwcap"] information.

 Ok, did some minor cleanups and pushed (feel free to double make sure I
didn't break anything).

> Could we get a f-17 version with that change out soon too please? rpm 
> already contains the necessary changes, and we'd really love to get this 
> test for F-17 beta on PPC which we're aiming for next Wednesday.


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