[CentOS-devel] FYI: centos reproduceability

Seth Vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Tue Apr 28 21:50:43 UTC 2009



On Tue, 28 Apr 2009, James Olin Oden wrote:

> Yes.
>
> Now along this sortid trail of email messages, there was mention that
> some packages no longer build with the current compilers.   Is that
> not the case, or was that a mis-statement?
>
> Because, it sounds Fedora at this point is self-hosting by that
> description, and if RedHat follows that practice it too will be self
> hosting.
>

I do not know for rhel5. I'm not involved in building rhel5 so I can't 
tell you one way or the other about that.

I know that we completed a bump and rebuild in fedora 11/rawhide as of feb 
25 2009. https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_11_Mass_Rebuild

And unless I'm missing something it is correct that fedora 11/rawhide is 
self hosting.

All of the processes and programs that fedora uses to build its distro are 
public and available. There are a number of secondary architectures now 
which are rebuilding from scratch. Two that come to mind are arm and 
sparc.

I hope this helps. I'm sorry I can't tell you much about rhel, I just 
don't have any firsthand experience in how the internal build process 
works.

-sv



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