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Re: mock 0.8.9 for EPEL-5



On Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 11:42:37PM +0200, Manuel Wolfshant wrote:
> On 11/20/2007 11:29 PM, Michael E Brown wrote:
> >Good point to bring up: one of the things I've tried to do with mock
> >0.8.x is to keep the '/etc/mock/defaults.cfg' file up-to-date with the
> >latest config options that are available. So, if you want to know any of
> >the configuration file options that can be set, look in there and you
> >should see examples of how to configure them. All the options are either
> >self-explanatory, or have blurbs.
> >  
> How about adding something along
> "The included /etc/mock/defaults.cfg describes the new format of options 
> and is also a  good example on how to add your own parameters "
> to the bundled Readme and/or the man?

Done. Thanks for the suggestion.

> 
> >Also, I have tried very hard to keep the manpage up-to-date as well,
> >documenting all the cmdline switches. So, one of the areas that mock
> >0.8.x has improved is the documentation.
> >  
> The man page was the first thing I've read (unlike my usual habit of 
> reading the man pages only as a last resort, when nothing else helps :) 
> ). But since I am ... hum.. parallel to python, I needed the help of 
> ivazquez (thank you, again!) to see the light in
>    config_opts['macros']['%_smp_mflags']= '-j3'
> Second thought, since testing parallel builds is mandatory for Fedora, I 
> think it would be nice to have the above line included by default 
> (commented out for compatibility with previous versions) in all repo 
> configs.

There is a head-scratcher. I *thought* that it was rpmbuild's
responsibility to automatically detect the number of processors in the
system and add this flag, if necessary.

I'll ask about it in #fedora-devel.
--
Michael


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