[Rpm-maint] Multiple ABI architectures (parallel installation, detection, handling)

Jon Masters jonathan at jonmasters.org
Thu Nov 3 19:34:27 UTC 2011

Panu Matilainen <pmatilai at laiskiainen.org> wrote:

>On 10/21/2011 10:20 PM, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
>> long term maybe we can do something better. right now im looking for
>> way to enable yum to detect the arches correctly without it resorting
>> to things like running readelf to determine the abi of the running
>> system.  since its noarch we cant just patch things in conditionally.
>BTW I was under the impression the ABI information for hard vs softfp 
>simply DOES NOT EXIST in the ELF headers (or anywhere else for that 
>matter). If 
>http://wiki.debian.org/ArmHardFloatPort/VfpComparison#ld.so_hwcaps is 
>wrong (or I'm misreading it) and you know of a way to detect it 
>afterall, do let me know.
>	- Panu -
>Rpm-maint mailing list
>Rpm-maint at lists.rpm.org

It is in an optional section we do carry - see readelf -A. At an ARM conference so will discuss with Steve McIntyre of ARM (who is driving this ABI on their end).
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