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Re: nothing from buildsys?



On 2/3/06, Mike A. Harris <mharris mharris ca> wrote:
> Peter Robinson wrote:
> >>Is buildsys still working on today's bake, or is there some other reason
> >>why no new rawhide today?
> >
> >
> > If there's a lot of rebuilds it sometimes doesn't appear until around
> > midday GMT time so it's probably still toiling away on the builds. I
> > saw on a blog somewhere that one of the redhat guys is playing with a
> > unified accross all platforms srpm repo so it could be due to that.
>
> SRPMS have been unified across all architectures since about
> Red Hat Linux 7.2 or 7.3 at Red Hat.  Or in other words, when
> a single src.rpm package is built, it is simultaneously submitted
> to all 7 of the architectures in the buildsystem to which are
> considered the "primary architectures".  Essentially, these are
> the architectures which RHEL is available for.
>
> If a build fails on any one architecture, a signal is sent to
> the builds on all other architectures to kill them and discard
> all results.
>
> The consequence of this, is that ever since that has been implemented
> in the Red Hat build system, every single package built, is built on
> all 7 architectures, or on 0 architectures.  Package failures require
> the engineer to fix the package until it builds on all 7 arches in
> order for it to be accepted into the buildsystem.  The only exceptions
> to this, are:
>
> 1) Packages that are by their very nature, architecture specific
>     or which don't make sense on some architectures.
>
> 2) Packages that fail on an architecture due to buildsystem breakage
>     or other obscure problem, so the engineer excludes the arch from
>     being built using ExclusiveArch/ExcludeArch in the spec file to
>     temporarily work around the problem until someone else can fix
>     the broken buildmachines, etc.
>
> So....   What is this unified across all platforms srpm repo you speak
> of, and how does it differ from what we've been doing internally for
> about 4 years?  ;o)

Digging back through my rss feeds it was this post to p.f.o from Jesse
http://jkeating.livejournal.com/14754.html

Pete


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