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Re: epel-release in Fedora repos?



On 07/14/2009 01:48 PM, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 14, 2009 at 10:32:08PM +0200, Till Maas wrote:
>> On Tue July 14 2009, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
>>>>>>>> "JK" == Jesse Keating <jkeating redhat com> writes:
>>>
>>> JK> At 7000+ srpms there is no way I could evaluate each and every one
>>> JK> for validity before submitting it for a rebuild.
>>>
>>> I think the point is that the package owner should have deleted it
>>> from devel so that there would be nothing for rel-eng to rebuild.
>>
>> Imho if the devel branch is a problem, then it should not be created when the 
>> package is imported to CVS, if it is a epel-only package. Requesting such 
>> strange actions from package maintainers who may not know all the magic behind 
>> the build system will only lead to errors like this one.
> 
> You have a valid point.  I'm not sure if the cvs scripts or pkgdb can currently
> cope with that though.  If you have the time to look into it, I'm sure it
> would be appreciated.

All sorts of breakage is likely to occur without a devel branch in the
pkgdb meta-data.  We might be able to get rid of the actual cvs
directory but I wouldn't bet that something doesn't rely on this as well.

-Toshio



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