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Re: RFE: Makefile.common patch to error out when no spec is present

On Mon, 27 Apr 2009 15:23:25 -0700
Christopher Aillon <caillon redhat com> wrote:

> On 04/27/2009 03:07 PM, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
> > On Monday 27 April 2009 04:54:56 pm Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> >> On Mon, 27 Apr 2009 16:15:27 +0200
> >> Karsten Hopp<karsten redhat com>  wrote:
> >>
> >> ...snip...
> >>
> >>> This should fix builds from a single-distribution CVS tree which
> >>> you can check out p.e. with 'cvs co F-11'. This broke one year
> >>> ago with Makefile.common cvs release 1.95 as those changes didn't
> >>> consider the different directory layout for the
> >>> single-distribution CVS tree (p.e. it is .../vim/F-11 for the
> >>> complete checkout but .../F-11/vim when you check out just one
> >>> single distribution)
> >> Hum. I can't do a 'cvs co F-11' anymore... how do you get that part
> >> working?
> >>
> >> (I thought we broke that in trying to make the cvs modules file
> >> scale to the number of packages we have).
> >
> > we disabled vhecking out  release modules, it was causing a huge
> > slowdown in cvs actions.  you can check out devel still i think but
> > that is all.
> I think checking out release modules still needs to be possible.  If 
> that means we need to use a read-only mirror to facilitate this, I'd
> be okay with it, but not being able to check out a tree is a pretty
> bad regression that I just ran into.  For the record, it would make
> doing moz security updates much more scriptable as I don't need to
> rely on people telling me when their packages need to be
> added/dropped to the auto rebuilds.

Just a late followup to this. 

With some changes checked in tonight this should be possible again. 

a 'cvs co F-11' should get you all the F-11 branches of all
packages. ;) (likewise F-9 , F-10, EL-4, EL-5 for epel). 


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