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Re: 182 pending F11 stable updates. WTF?



Adam Williamson wrote:
On Sat, 2009-05-09 at 03:32 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

This has
nothing to do with the release prep process, but how we version update
packages (we version them in such a way that an update shipped for
Fedora N-1 can often become versioned higher than the version of that
package in Fedora N release repos, and that's not a problem you can ever
'fix' in the ISO generation process).
The trick would be to decouple "DVD-preparations" from "F11-release".

One way to achieve this would be rel-eng to start with a copy/snapshot of rawhide, but to let F11-release "roll on", e.g. by spawning "F11-updates".

When encountering issues with their set of packages, they would have to try fixing their issues by adding packages from "updates" to their set of packages.

That doesn't help at all, because in the end, they're still building a
static image.
It does.

As soon as someone ships an F10 update *after* the F11
images are released, things start breaking. It's just in the nature of
a) static release images and b) how we version updates.
Well, of it doesn't solve all issues, but it would allow package maintainers to continue their work during the "DVD-composition phase", which would allow them to minimize NEVR conflicts and other side-effects the "freeze" has, e.g. being unable to update F11 packages because prerequisite package deps are not available in F11.

Ralf






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