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Re: Rebuilds for openssl/openldap



On Wed, 2007-12-05 at 07:02 -0700, Alex Lancaster wrote:
> >>>>> "MC" == Matthias Clasen  writes:

> 
> I count *656* packages (which does include subpackages) but either
> way, is a big number.
> 
> This rebuild is going to be a huge deal and probably needs to be
> co-ordinated like a "mass-rebuild" because of BuildRequires ordering
> problems.  Just to give one example:
> 
> I was trying to rebuild ruby-gnome2, but it didn't work because it
> depended on cups being rebuilt.  Warren Togami on #fedora-devel
> volunteered to rebuild cups, but cups itself depended on php being
> rebuilt first, then (I think) php needed to wait on an httpd rebuild,
> and so on...  So we stopped at that point because the deps started
> getting too deep to be done in an ad-hoc way.
> 
> To avoid wasting time on rebuilds that will immediately fail, it seems
> to me that the build should be done in a semi-systematic way
> (e.g. perhaps concentrating on packages in "Base" comps group, then
> working up through "Development Libraries" or some such, I don't
> know).

Yeah, maybe. We tackled a number of the more nasty rebuilds involving
cyclic dependencies and bootstrapping yesterday, and it just takes a
long time, since you always have to wait for the next buildroot
compose...


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