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Re: EPEL-6 Plan of attack



On Tue, Mar 16, 2010 at 6:38 PM, Dennis Gilmore <dennis ausil us> wrote:
> Hi All,
>
> I wanted to put out there the plan for EL-6 branching and building.
>
>
> whenever EL-6 beta is announced we will setup the base repos for building.
>
> we will also announce our intention to branch.
>
> Every package that is not orphaned in EL-5 will be branched for EL-6.  there
> will be an opt-out.  place a file in your EL-5 branch called  nobranch and
> place in it the reason why.
>
> for instance python-hashlib is in EL-5 to support stronger hashed metadata for
> the buildsystem.  its part of newer pythons so my nobranch file will contain
> "Exists in newer python"  this is just a historical something so if someone
> down the road questions why they can go and see
>
> We will give 2 weeks from announcement before we setup the cvs branches.  this
> will let us make sure anything thats in EL-6 gets nobranch files   we will be
> branching EL-6 branches from F-12 branches
>
It's probably an obvious comment but the EL-6 branches will copy EL-5
acls and owners.

Generally though sounds good.

> the buildroot will start with an empty epel.  and we will need to do a mass
> rebuild of everything.  we could do this one of two ways.  releng initiated or
> developer initiated. either way developers will be free to do there own
> builds. and we will be able to do tagging to satisfy deps for bootstrapping.
>
I and probably others have a couple of circular build dependencies
for %check only, so there will be some work to do - that's life.
>
> during the beta phase i would like to keep bodhi out of the way and do a
> rawhide style unsigned nightly repo.   once we get to GA we will sign all rpms
> and go through bodhi. anything with broken deps being pushed to testing and
> everything else in the inital stable repo. with bodhi used for updates going
> forward.
>
> Comments, thoughts, and feedback welcome
>
>
> Dennis
>
>
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Steve Traylen


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