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Re: Rebuilds needed for Fedora 8


> > >  Obviously we'd like to rely upon the maintainers to rebuild
> > > their packages, however with just a week to accomplish this that may be
> > > nearly impossible.
> > I'm not even sure it's a good idea.  Why would we waste _everyone_'s
> > time doing something so mechanical?
> Because what if the maintainer has changes they're working on that they
> want to get in and build?  Automating would basically mean that package
> gets built twice, instead of once.
I'm don't think number of builds is something that should be optimized
over developer time.

Put a different way, what's more important? getting features
implemented (or just more bugs fixed) for an important package by the
freeze, or getting a less important package manually rebuilt?

Package rebuilds can be automated, they should be.

> There are other reasons as well.  Looking for absent maintainers, etc.
This isn't the right way to do that.


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