[CentOS-devel] Am I qualified to help?

Hubert Bahr

hab at hbahr.org
Sat Jan 8 19:30:41 UTC 2011

Akemi Yagi wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 7:51 AM, Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org> wrote:
>> Hi Akemi,
>> On 01/06/2011 03:40 PM, Akemi Yagi wrote:
>>> Here is a potential candidate (virt-top build bug):
>>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=661783
>>> It's one of the many bugzilla reports filed by Levente Farkas and one
>>> of the few RH responded. Apparently they included a bogus dependency
>>> in the spec. So, the remedy is either patch the spec or add the
>>> required package in the build environment.
>> Comment #5 from Rich clears it up quite nicely from our ( the CentOS )
>> side of things, the upstream package was built with that dep, so we
>> would need to as well. I havent looked at the build logs to see if there
I interpret this statement to say, "if the upstream binary package is 
buggy, CentOS must provide the same bugs."
Personally I was hoping this would not be the case.   UpStream primarily 
responds to users that pay for support.  As a result if the bug you 
identified is not also identified by a "pay for support customer" it may 
not even be considered.  I thought CentOS was only dependent on the 
UpStream Sources, not on a recreation of their buggy build environment.
>> is any buildtime or usage side implications. But it looks pretty clear
>> for us, we need to build with that dep
> But what if the spec file is missing, say, BuildRequires ? Would you
> add it to the CentOS spec ? Otherwise it won't build, of course.
> Apparently there is a known case in RHEL-6.
> Akemi
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