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Re: 182 pending F11 stable updates. WTF?



On Mon, 2009-05-11 at 17:32 +0200, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> Could koji provide 'private' buildroots, which are created for a limited
> time and in which the override packages are imported? Like this:
> 
> a) Packager builds new package of libfoo
> b) Packager request buildroot override for libfoo
> c) a private koji tag is created which includes the new libfoo and which
>    stays valid for a specific time (say, a couple of days, or until the
>    packager dismisses it)
> d) Packager builds appfoo in the private tag
> 
> Noone except the packager would be affected by the override, until
> libfoo hits the proper repos.

It can be done, but it has a much higher cost.  More releng time to
create the one-off buildroot, more buildsystem time to generate repodata
from scratch for the new buildroot, more developer time to remember to
build into a specific target, and lots more moving parts that can go
wrong.

-- 
Jesse Keating
Fedora -- FreedomĀ² is a feature!
identi.ca: http://identi.ca/jkeating

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