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Re: 182 pending F11 stable updates. WTF?



On Mon, May 11, 2009 at 12:19 PM, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Mon, 11 May 2009 15:08:49 +0200, Kevin wrote:
>
> [buildroot overrides / directly pushing to stable]
>
>> It has also hit a few packages with Qt 4.5 in F9/F10 updates (even though I
>> did warn about this issue on fedora-devel-announce! So we also need to make
>> sure that people read those announcements before submitting builds!)
>
> Of course. People doing updates must be careful in general. If all
> ordinary updates were pushed to updates-testing first, this would reduce
> the breakage.
>

Some packages pull ~200 other packages (on top of the minimal build
environment) through BR's during building. Do you really expect
packagers to check the versions of all packages being pulled and
compare them with the actual packages in the repos?

One thing that could be done to reduce the pain is to explicitly
indicate the buildroot overrides (as if they are coming from a
different source repo) in root.log. Is this possible? Right now there
is no way to tell where BR's come from without manual checking.

Orcan


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