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Re: Mass build failure, font sub-package issue



On Wed, 25 Feb 2009 17:56:08 +0900, Mamoru wrote:

> Roy Rankin wrote, at 02/25/2009 05:22 PM +9:00:
> > The mass build of one of my packages denemo returned a state of failed.
> > http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=1156407
> > In fact all builds were successful, but the font sub-package seems to 
> > have failed registration in some database. The message is as follows:
> > 
> >  pg.DatabaseError: error 'ERROR:  duplicate key value violates unique 
> > constraint "rpminfo_unique_nvra"
> > ' in 'INSERT INTO rpminfo (id,name,version,release,epoch,
> >             build_id,arch,buildtime,buildroot_id,
> >             external_repo_id,
> >             size,payloadhash)
> >     VALUES (1029749,'denemo-music-fonts','4.10','1.fc11',NULL,
> >             85033,'ppc',1235475226,360846,
> >             0,
> >             30525,'27dfe803f57d46e4487375d3a0c68bf6')
> >     '
> > 
> > My understanding is that the main reasons for the new requirement that 
> > fonts be in a separate package were better license visibility, better 
> > sharing of fonts, and to save the user from downloading stable fonts 
> > just because the code changes. And in my case, as the font is in the 
> > source tar ball a sub-package is indicated.
> > 
> > I gave the font sub-package its own version so code changes would not 
> > require installing a new font package, and this "protects" the version 
> > number from rpmdev-bumpspec. However, It looks like doing this is not 
> > consistent with the Fedora build system.
> > 
> > Is there a way to achieve what I want that will work?
> 
> I think this should not be done.
> My recognition is that all binary packages rebuilt from one srpm
> must have the same EVR (Epoch-Version-Release) except for perl,
> texlive, and so on.

Well, that would be a bit too limiting. EV may be different for
subpackages, but R must be bumped with every new build of the src.rpm


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