[CentOS-devel] progress?

Sun Feb 20 05:05:03 UTC 2011
Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>

On 02/19/2011 10:27 PM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 11:22 PM, Manuel Wolfshant
> <wolfy at nobugconsulting.ro> wrote:
>> On 02/20/2011 06:16 AM, js wrote:
>>> Le 20/02/11 04:32, Dag Wieers a écrit :
>>>> 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.
>>>> But then again we first have to establish the notion that a CentOS release
>>>> that is 2 or 3 months behind RHEL is a huge security problem to CentOS
>>>> users (and probably to the CentOS infrastructure as well).
>>>> I don't think it makes any sense to discuss the CentOS project's
>>>> transparency if we cannot admit that we are doing a lousy job regarding
>>>> our core business. The lack of competition in this space surely didn't
>>>> help keeping us on our toes.
>>> Hello,
>>> So, if for some reasons I want to rebuild a centos (for educational); It
>>> will not work because of
>>> missing "hack" never published?
>> no, it will work once the person who wants to do the rebuild follows the
>> instructions already published and uses the device named "brain".
> And casts a magic spell to find those instructions. I'm looking
> through logs and wiki.centos.org, and having *real* difficulty finding
> them. In particular, the bootstrapping configurations necessary to
> build CentOS 6 from scratch on a CentOS 5.x machine seem missing,
> especially access to the testing SRPM's that have already been patched
> to work in a non-RHEL environment.
> Or do you see something I don't?

There are MANY ways to invoke mock to build packages ...

1.  Via the command line or via a script:


2.  Via a outdated build system called plague:


3.  Via the current fedora build system called koji:


As far as CentOS 6 goes, we have not yet gotten it to build correctly,
so we have no guidance to get it to build correctly.

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