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Re: mock 0.8.9 for EPEL-5



On Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 02:44:39PM -0700, Rich Megginson wrote:
> >Yes, I know Centos 4 and RHEL4 are popular. My point was that I didnt
> >think that many people actually ran mock on them. I've gotten very
> >little in the way of feedback from people running mock on EL4. The vast
> >majority of people (that I know about) running mock do so on
> >Fedora-<recent>, or RHEL5.
> >
> >As always, there are a very few people who might actually be running
> >mock there, I just havent heard from them.
> >  
> I tried it - I had to hunt through the epel testing repo to find a 
> yum/mock that would actually work on rhel4.  However, if I can happily 
> use fedora to build el4 packages with mock, then I would rather do that 
> than actually have to run el4 just to build packages.
> 
> So with mock 0.8.x, I can build el4 and el5 packages on fedora?

Absolutely. I do it *all the time*, as I distribute several packages for
EL4/5 from the dell repository (http://linux.dell.com/repo/software),
and mock is what I use to compile them.

I maintain mock very much because it is a dogfood thing for me. :)
--
Michael


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