[CentOS-devel] progress?

Mon Feb 21 17:41:52 UTC 2011
Steve Meyers <steve-centos at spamwiz.com>

On 2/21/11 7:59 AM, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> On 02/19/2011 04:33 PM, Steve Meyers wrote:
>>> And while I may very well have missed what others are interested in,
>>> I'm interested mostly in the buildhost magic, and there is magic at
>>> the buildhost level in any rebuild.  Even if the magic is not
>> I completely agree.  I am interested in duplicating it so I can learn
>> more about the process, and through that perhaps be able to contribute
>> to the project.  I think what would be ideal would be something like a
> These sort of questions come from the FUD created by the silly people.
> In order to convert a source package to a binary package, you need to
> hit rpmbuild at some stage or the other, the environment it churns in
> can impact the result and these days convention in the
> rhel/fedora/centos areas is to use mock and a defined common buildroot.
> The idea of magic juice used by CentOS is not only stupid its also what
> leads you into believing a lot of the other crap that these people
> shovel out.

I was basing my statement on what Johnny had said.  He stated that the 
reason it takes so long to do rebuilds is because the build environment 
for some packages is unknown, and it takes some guesswork to figure out 
whether it was built on RHEL 5, Fedora, or whatever.

Steve Meyers