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On-the-side repos (Was: Let's make a plan for python3.0 in Fedora 10+)

>>>>> "JK" == Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> writes:

JK> Same with the recent perl upgrade, which requires spot and others
JK> make a number of source level changes at at the very least rebuild
JK> all the perl packages.  This was accomplished using an 'on the
JK> side' repo within Koji, and an agreement ahead of time to not mess
JK> (too much) with perl packages while the building was ongoing so
JK> that the whole mess could be tagged over to rawhide in one shot
JK> instead of weeks of breakage.

Is there any possibility of being able to do this on a more regular
basis for other destabilizing updates?  There was an IRC discussion
recently calling for something more experimental than rawhide, which I
don't really think would be productive, but it still might be nice to
have a relatively easy way to handle the situation where a maintainer
knows they're going to do something destabilizing.

 - J<

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