[CentOS-devel] auto-fixed-version-deps checking and rebuilding

Sun May 20 23:49:27 UTC 2007
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

so before I go reinvent the wheel...

does anyone want to recommend a process / toolset that can check for 
fixed-version deps in a repository and rebuild the failing deps against a new 
version of the deprecated package ?

eg. when a new kernel is built, I want to get a list of all the packages in the 
repo that depended on the older version of the kernel, and who no longer work 
with the newer one. If there are hooks in this tool to allow me to plumb in a 
auto-rebuild-into-a-testing-repo process, that would be star!

The most obvious way seems to be checking the entire repo for closure and 
whatever fails, take some action - but that is not a really good way to check 
which side is failing. And it also means the new rpms need to be already in a 
binary format before I can run the test, so thats not going to work.

What I was thinking of doing was to import the repo metadata, remove details for 
the package being superseded, get a before and after picture, then queue in the 
now-failing packages behind the new package being built.

Things get even more interesting when there are a bunch of packages being built. 
But we can think about that later :)

- KB
Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/ : 2522219 at icq