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Re: Package built outside of the el6 branch



On Sat, 19 May 2012 16:15:55 +0800
Mathieu Bridon <bochecha fedoraproject org> wrote:

> I think the maintainer didn't do « fedpkg build » (or that would have
> generated a build for the current branch) but instead use « koji build
> dist-6E-epel git://pkgs.fedoraproject.org/... »

yeah. 

> I don't think Koji knows (nor should it) about the branches in Git and
> what target they correspond to, so it can't enforce that someone
> doesn't e.g build for el6 something from the master branch.

Yep. Correct. 

> It's still very annoying, for example:
> - it's very confusing for someone looking at the repository
> - it totally defeats the purpose of a potential FTBFS run (trying to
> build something different from what is in the distribution)
> - it makes life harder for downstream consumers of Fedora who rebuild
> stuff out of our Git trees
> - it's generally bad for any kind of (automatic) process based on our
> Git trees
> 
> Not sure what to do about it though, issuing an update just to
> synchronize the repos with Git seems overkill, but leaving them out of
> sync is not right. :(

I think updating the repo and doing a new build from it is probibly the
best way forward. 

kevin


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