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Re: without a truly working "jigdo", re-spins are effectively useless

On Wed, 11 Mar 2009, Robert P. J. Day wrote:

>   as an admittedly frustrated followup from yesterday, i am giving up
> on jigdo and its variations since, quite simply, at the moment, they
> don't work.  and given that the fedora re-spins explicitly state that
> they are available currently only via jigdo, that makes those re-spins
> more than a little useless, wouldn't you say?
>   (i'm going to take someone's advice and try that mock/punji
> combination and see if that actually functions.)
>   to summarize, trying to build an F10 i386 respin with an original
> F10 i386 DVD first failed as the corresponding jigdo file had a
> reference to an out-of-date package (xorg-x11-drv-vmmouse),
> specifying a version of 12.6.3-1 when most mirrors had already moved
> on to a newer version of 12.6.3-3, causing jigdo to run through one
> mirror after another looking for an older version that it was unlikely
> to find.  lesson 1:  there's not much value in a jigdo file that's
> wrong.

  as a brief followup, once i got past *that* out-of-date reference,
the next one i hit was kdelibs-devel-4.1.4-2, which has been replaced
at all of the mirrors i've checked with kdelibs-devel-4.2.0-15.

  givin' up on jigdo and movin' on.  life is too short for this.


Robert P. J. Day
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