[CentOS-devel] Getting CentOS up to date on SPARC
skvidal at linux.duke.edu
Mon Jun 26 11:47:42 UTC 2006
On Mon, 2006-06-26 at 06:37 -0500, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-06-26 at 07:28 -0400, seth vidal wrote:
> > On Mon, 2006-06-26 at 10:09 +0100, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> > > David Hrbáč wrote:
> > > > Karanbir Singh napsal(a):
> > > >> We should try and get a proper buildsystem on there, so that people can
> > > >> request builds and get the built pkgs online somewhere ( dev.centos.org
> > > >> would be a good choice, i think )
> > > >>
> > > >> Since most of the guys have local machines to test + do -devel stuff on,
> > > >> a single buildbox of this nature would be great.
> > > >
> > > > Well, are we going to use Mock? Last few weeks I've been playing with
> > > > Mock on Centos, and it works pretty fine.
> > >
> > > no. We dont / cant use Mock or any such builder for the distro. I am
> > > doing some docs + a sort of HOWTO for people to use the system that we
> > > have in place. Will post it on the wiki and a URL here as soon as its done.
> > Why can't mock be used?
> > -sv
> As you should well be aware :)
> There are many hidden build requirements in the FC3 / RHEL4 package set.
> So, a technology like mock will not (at lease easily) properly build all
> packages for that group of packages.
> The upstream team is working hard to address those issues and it should
> not be the case with newer distros. They will (supposedly) properly
> call out all build requirements.
> If all the packages properly called out all their "build requires", then
> using a system like mock would work (that is, using a system that
> creates a chroot containing a core set of packages and all the "build
> requires" of the package to be built).
> Currently, the CentOS build team uses a predefined build host to build
> packages. That build host is a controlled machine that has the latest
> version of the arch in question and no other packages.
those buildreqs are being fixed, in core, for fc6 - which means they
should trickle into rhel5. I wasn't talking about using mock for current
builds - just for future ones.
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