Description of problem:
chromium fails to build from source for Fedora EPEL7 on RHELSA-7.2.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. On a RHELSA-7.2 host:
mock -r epel-7-aarch64 chromium-53.0.2785.143-1.el7.src.rpm
Fails to build with the following error:
Error: No Package found for libatomic
Not attempt to build for AArch64 (ExcludeArch).
libatomic is provided by gcc for most architectures, but support for libatomic is not included for AArch64 in gcc-4.8. chromium should exclude arch 'aarch64' until support is included in gcc (est. 4.9).
I'm pretty sure this goes deeper than libatomic. It is possible to get chromium building for arm/aarch64, but I would need time and shell access to the fastest possible aarch64 system to make the necessary changes. Chromium is not tiny. :/
Understood. I checked the spec file, and it is already:
ExclusiveArch: x86_64 i686
so my request to exclude AArch64 is not needed. Getting chromium to build on AArch64 is probably best handled in Fedora/Rawhide, which already has newer tools (and libatomic for AArch64). Unfortunately, the fastest aarch64 systems today are in short supply, but I believe more/faster hardware will be available soon. Perhaps we can revisit this then.
This package has changed maintainer in the Fedora.
Reassigning to the new maintainer of this component.