[CentOS-devel] still trying to build upstream srpms
ra+centos at br-online.de
Fri Aug 29 11:49:26 UTC 2008
Fabian Arrotin wrote:
> Ralph Angenendt wrote:
>>> so in general, how do we know how the upstream builds things? are
>>> there logs somewhere on ftp.redhat.com to look at? or do we have
>>> moles that tell us?
>>> i'm not even thinking about mock type stuff right now, just trying to
>>> figure out the actual rpmbuild command line to use.
>> Well, you should think about mock in that case - because that is how it
>> is built.
> Hmm, afaik Upstream doesn't use mock for EL .. i think they use a
> 'homebrew' builder system and they don't publish the logs/builder system
That is true for up to CentOS 4. EL 5 seems to be built on the same
systems they build fedora on.
> .... Talk to several CentOS developers and they confirm that
> it sometimes hard to guess what's the minimal chroot they use to build
> the package .. sometimes BuildRequires: are missing if you want to build
> it with a buildsys group like the one CentOS is using
As said: Not true anymore for EL 5.
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