[CentOS-devel] FYI: centos reproduceability
James Olin Oden
james.oden at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 17:32:40 UTC 2009
On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 1:28 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> James Olin Oden wrote:
>> I think the salient points are:
>> * RedHat distros today don't self host.
>> * Some customers desire that the distro could self host.
>> Maybe the number of customers that desire this are too small to worry
>> about, versus the cost of meeting their perceived needs. Maybe,
>> solving the problem is really hard. None of that changes the above
>> two facts; it only places them in a context.
> Do you know how the other distributions handle this? Obviously, gentoo
> was designed with end-user source rebuilds in mind and the *bsd's got it
> right eons ago, but what about debian, ubuntu, etc.
I've no idea how others do this. I would likely have tools in place
to do source annalysis to figure out when most things need to be
rebuilt. Also, after each package is built I would probably have a
build all happen just make sure things still build. Only need the one
package, unless there is a problem with the build all. Probably,
this view is too simplistic though. Sadly, I only know that
self-hosting is important to me; I don't know how to get there.
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