[CentOS-devel] still trying to build upstream srpms

Ralph Angenendt

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  
> specs/etc 

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  
> (http://dev.centos.org/centos/buildsys/)

As said: Not true anymore for EL 5.

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