[CentOS-devel] rhel-6 rebuild summary

Hubert Bahr

hab at hbahr.org
Tue Jan 4 06:44:34 UTC 2011

Leonard den Ottolander wrote:
> Hello Hubert,
> On Mon, 2011-01-03 at 01:33 -0600, Hubert Bahr wrote:
>> I changed the spec file to allow up to 5 errors and 
>> it completed the build.
> That sounds ugly. If you do this kind of patching you should patch out
> the specific test failures, not set a number of random tests that are
> allowed to fail. Just a thought.
All a matter of perspective.  This is one of over 2000 source packages 
to build binary's and it passes 99.9% of the test cases, and this 5 
character change to a specfile allowed it to build.  The previous 
alternative was to kill it during a test and then completing the build.  
The other one was to skip the testing in total.  There are 433 bugs 
filed against nss.  Some were just expired certificates causing 
problems.  I chose not worry about it unless I run into further specific 
problems that point me back to nss.  In this case I just wanted to have 
a baseline should I have need to modify nss source (unlikely unless it 
is for branding purposes).  If I make an error that increases the count 
above current value, I would still be alerted.  My intuition says it is 
probably a problem with the test case, not a problem with the source or 
build technique.   I would like to hear from anybody who has built 
rhel-6 nss from RedHat's source rpms, on their results and what 
technique they applied.

> Regards,
> Leonard.

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