Bug 158497 - bootstrap repo needed for packages that need bootstrapping
bootstrap repo needed for packages that need bootstrapping
Product: Fedora Infrastructure
Classification: Retired
Component: extras buildsys (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Seth Vidal
Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2005-05-22 20:18 EDT by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2007-03-27 00:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-07-29 15:47:04 EDT
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Description Jens Petersen 2005-05-22 20:18:18 EDT
Description of problem:
Some implementations of programming languages and other toolchain
components require themselves (possibly through a circular dependence) say 
to build in the buildsystem.  So the suggestion was made to have a
bootstrap repository from which the buildsystem can pull such build
dependencies when such a new package is added.
Comment 1 Jens Petersen 2005-06-27 23:32:30 EDT
ghc and fpc are working round this by using binary bootstrapping fwiw.
Comment 2 Warren Togami 2005-06-30 22:00:19 EDT
Note that this repository was suggested (by Seth) as a way to avoid manually
putting binary packages into the buildroot and also avoiding needlessly
importing huge bootstrap binaries into the tarball repository that would only be
used once.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2005-07-29 15:47:04 EDT
I think binary bootstrapping or one-offs is going to be the way to handle things
like this. 

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