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Re: old noarch RPMs breaking deltaisos



On Sat, Oct 17, 2009 at 12:23 AM, Kevin Fenzi <kevin scrye com> wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Oct 2009 15:17:51 -0700
> Adam Williamson <awilliam redhat com> wrote:
>
>> On Wed, 2009-10-14 at 10:36 -0400, Andre Robatino wrote:
>> > I looked at the dates on the noarch packages on the F11 ISO and the
>> > earliest modification date is March 9, about 3 months before F11
>> > Final. Does this mean that all noarch packages are expected to be
>> > rebuilt before F13's release?
>>
>> sorry for the late reply. it's very likely; a full rebuild of all
>> packages is done at least once for each release as a matter of policy,
>> AIUI.
>
> Nope. A mass rebuild is done only when there is some reason to do
> so. ;)
>
> In f11's rawhide cycle it was for sha256 hashes in rpms and to change
> compiler options (i386->i586).
>
> In f12's rawhide cycle it has been xz payloads and (i586->i686).
>
> If there's a reason a mass rebuild will get done, but it's not a
> requirement each cycle.
>
> kevin
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But then it would be possible, if a package never gets updated and
mass rebuild doesn't happen, that a package would carry old release
tag, right?

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Vedran Miletić


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