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Bug 158497 - bootstrap repo needed for packages that need bootstrapping
Summary: bootstrap repo needed for packages that need bootstrapping
Alias: None
Product: Fedora Infrastructure
Classification: Retired
Component: extras buildsys
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Seth Vidal
QA Contact: Jeremy Katz
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-05-23 00:18 UTC by Jens Petersen
Modified: 2007-03-27 04:31 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Enhancement
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Last Closed: 2005-07-29 19:47:04 UTC

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Description Jens Petersen 2005-05-23 00:18:18 UTC
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 2005-06-28 03:32:30 UTC
ghc and fpc are working round this by using binary bootstrapping fwiw.

Comment 2 Warren Togami 2005-07-01 02:00:19 UTC
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 19:47:04 UTC
I think binary bootstrapping or one-offs is going to be the way to handle things
like this. 

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