[CentOS-devel] progress?

Sun Feb 20 01:43:43 UTC 2011
Larry Vaden <vaden at texoma.net>

On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 6:32 PM, Dag Wieers <dag at wieers.com> wrote:
> On Sat, 19 Feb 2011, Johnny Hughes wrote:
>> For the vast majority of packages, we make no changes.  We rebuild it
>> and test it.  If the binary passes the test, we use it.  If the binary
>> does not pass the test we troubleshoot and figure out why it does not
>> pass the test ... and we change things OUTSIDE the SRPM to fix the
>> problem.
> Yes, and those changes are closed.

Hi Dag,

Help this old former ASR33 operator understand, please:  are you saying

1) the changes aren't called out in the bug report to the upstream
2) the bug reports to the upstream aren't timely
3) your choice of words.

In your operation of the very well known rpmforge repo, if you
encountered an example like Johnny mentioned, namely an
incomplete/incorrect SRPM, unlike the constraints on CentOS
developers, do you have the freedom to modify the SRPM and thus run a
constant build environment?

Or is it the case that you _always_build your own SRPMS?

Regardless of why, are there cases where you have to make adjustments
to the build environment in order to get a clean compile/binary?

If so, how do you document said?

Have you already migrated to koji or are you planning to _or_?

kind regards/ldv/vaden at texoma.net