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Re: XFree86 spec file for develoment snapshots ?

Le ven 10/10/2003 à 20:17, Thomas Dodd a écrit :
> Mike A. Harris wrote:
> > On Fri, 10 Oct 2003, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>Over time I've hit a few bugs in Rawhide XFree86 that must be fixed
> >>upstream (at least that's what the RH bugzilla entries said). And now
> >>that XFree86 maintainers have been gently convinced to provide regular
> >>source code snapshots they'd like me to test if they fix my problems.
> >>
> >>I'm a bit reluctant however to build an unpackaged XFree86 (blame
> >>previous encounters) so I'd really like to know if someone has a srpm or
> >>a spec file that works with the new XFree86 code drops (you know, like
> >>the experimental rpms mozilla.org used to provide).
> > 
> > 
> > I currently do not have a 4.3.99.x src.rpm, however I have been 
> > fairly slowly working on one for about a week.  I don't have a 
> > lot of time to devote to it for about 2-3 weeks, so while waiting 
> > for a build to compile and whatnot, I've been test building 
> > 4.3.99.x on another machine and getting rid of patches one at a 
> > time that are no longer needed.  The bigger part of the work will 
> > be forward porting patches that are still needed, and isolating 
> > small pieces of patches that are mostly unneeded, but which a few 
> > bits are still needed.
> I think he was asking for more of a easy to remove build of the CVS 
> tree. No RedHat patches. Just what you get if you downloaded and did 
> make world, but that was then used as an RPM payload. That allows easier 
> installation, and removal (when it breaks).

Sure - what I need is just a way to test quickly the latest XFree86
devel snapshots, see if I can reproduce my bugs, report back in XFree
bugzilla and reinstall the rawhide version.

When I wrote about another repository than rawhide I meant exactly that
: some central locations where people can dump highly experimental stuff
and people like me can test it.

Right now you need to read the package changelogs to see who at RH might
be working on them, then hunt down the packages in the relevant
people.redhat.com directories or even private pages (or be on a
top-secret list where the maintainer annouces experimental packages)

Which is a lot of fun except you don't always time to do it.

It's not as if the packages were not created and people can not find
them - why not put them in some sort of central place ? 


Nicolas Mailhot

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