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Re: [fedora-virt] Re: Spec weirdness

On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 09:01:51AM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 04:56:15PM -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
> > So first question, why isn't the chroot that mock created for you good
> > enough?  Why do you have to create a second chroot?
> We have to put custom files (configuration, /init etc.) into our
> chroot, because the appliance we build is different from the host
> under which it runs.  We also rm -rf large parts of the appliance in
> order to make it small enough to boot in memory.
> Also we don't just build in mock.  In fact that is the rare case.
> Most people build using ./configure && make.  And of course we support
> Debian etc.

And also there are different requirements for package build and for
appliance for libguestfs. For example mock needs gcc, ... libguestfs don't.

If there will be mock cache available in mock's chroot, then may be Rich can
use them to prefill febootstrap cache.


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