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Re: [fedora-virt] Re: Spec weirdness



On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 10:18:39AM +0200, J?n ONDREJ (SAL) wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 09:01:51AM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 04:56:15PM -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
> > > So first question, why isn't the chroot that mock created for you good
> > > enough?  Why do you have to create a second chroot?
> > 
> > We have to put custom files (configuration, /init etc.) into our
> > chroot, because the appliance we build is different from the host
> > under which it runs.  We also rm -rf large parts of the appliance in
> > order to make it small enough to boot in memory.
> > 
> > Also we don't just build in mock.  In fact that is the rare case.
> > Most people build using ./configure && make.  And of course we support
> > Debian etc.
> 
> And also there are different requirements for package build and for
> appliance for libguestfs. For example mock needs gcc, ... libguestfs don't.
> 
> If there will be mock cache available in mock's chroot, then may be Rich can
> use them to prefill febootstrap cache.

That's what the specfile is already doing. It is pointing febootstrap
at a yum repo populated from the mock RPM cache inside the chroot.


Daniel
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