[CentOS-devel] build errors with some RHEL6 packages

Karanbir Singh mail-lists at karan.org
Sat Nov 13 18:11:31 EST 2010


On 11/13/2010 02:40 PM, Farkas Levente wrote:
>>> - which version of mock and ccache do you use?
>> no ccache, mock-0.6.3
> which is more then 4 years old. since then many things happened...

*shrug* so ? running rpmbuild isnt rocket science.

> because you don't have those problems, does not mean nobody else have...
> and that was the reason why i wrote this letter (as i assume the
> difference is the build environment).

This is the CentOS devel list, were talking about what goes into the 
CentOS build right ?

> i spoken and rh already verified it, but as rh official build way is
> rpmbuild and not mock (see:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=613392#c4) they not really
> care about it.
> the reason why it's working for you probably your very old mock version
> and centos-5 build hosts.

You say old, I say working. Our emphasis is on creating a stable and 
sustainable setup, I dont care if a build will take 5% longer to run; 
but i care *lots* if that build isn't going to give me the same result 
every time. So the aim isnt to break something that already works, but 
to use what works towards the end result : the builds.

At the moment the centos3/4/5 and centos6 build services are completely 
segregated. But in the next few months we will need to merge things in, 
how and what we do at that time will depend on testing that we do at the 
time. Its not a problem we need to solve right away.

The thing we *do* need to get done right away is the branding 
identification and patching.

- KB


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