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Re: Please fix your bugs in release instead of rawhide!



On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 10:38:30PM +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>Jeremy Katz wrote:
>> So, as the person who has apparently pissed you off this morning, it's
>> not as trivial as you're making it out to be.  I'm sorry that you want
>> to be doing the development of the live images for the next release on
>> Fedora 10, but the fact of the matter is that as the base system of
>> Fedora moves onward, it's not just a foregone conclusion that everything
>> can be done on the previous release.  Yes, I could push back the single
>> patch for the syslinux path change... but that *isn't* sufficient to
>> make a working rawhide live image while on Fedora 10.  You also need
>> things like a) a newer kernel so that your system doesn't livelock while
>> writing to ext4 b) a newer squashfs-tools so that you can build an image
>> that works with the rawhide kernel[1] c) one or two other things are a
>> little different and could have side effects -- sure, those could be
>> tested extensively and dealt with/fixed/whatnot.  But that's then effort
>> not spent on implementing things for the future.  And given the intended
>> audience of livecd-tools, that's really not the best use of effort.
>
>FWIW, while I don't know how a proper fix would look like (maybe mock could
>be somehow part of the equation), I think this "building live images only
>works on the same version of Fedora the live image is of" issue really
>needs some sort of solution.

Which is exactly how the images are built.  In a mock chroot of the version
you are building for.

josh


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