Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 158497
bootstrap repo needed for packages that need bootstrapping
Last modified: 2007-03-27 00:31:56 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.
ghc and fpc are working round this by using binary bootstrapping fwiw.
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
I think binary bootstrapping or one-offs is going to be the way to handle things