[CentOS-devel] mock using yum .repo file?

Sun Jul 24 18:21:52 UTC 2011
Jeff Johnson <n3npq at mac.com>

On Jul 24, 2011, at 2:16 PM, Manuel Wolfshant wrote:

> On 07/24/2011 08:52 PM, Jeff Johnson wrote:
>> 1) Yes, mock uses yum which will use repo files. You likely need
>> to configure up /etc/mock/* somehow … checking … yes stanzas
>> like this are merely yum repositories written differently:
>> 	[fedora]
>> 	name=fedora
>> 	mirrorlist=http://mirrors.fedoraproject.org/mirrorlist?repo=fedora-15&arch=i386
>> 	failovermethod=priority
>> See if someone hasn't configured up mock for cents somehow: that was the point
>> of my aside: its often quite mysterious how to find the right URI. I have difficulties
>> all the time.
> mock from epel comes preconfigured to use centos repos when building for 
> RHEL 4 and RHEL 5. As last versions of mock (both for epel-5 and epel-6) 
> were released before centos 6 was out, the config files for RHEL6 are 
> preconfigured to use RH beta ( 5.90). However it's quite trivial to 
> adjust the 2 lines to point to centos repos instead.
> Why on Earth did mock's maintainer decide to point the config files for 
> PPC to centos ( give that there is no centos for ppc) is however an 
> enigma for me.

Brain fart likely … the real flaw in /etc/mock/* is too many notes and
not enough music.

What I mean by that is this: its all cookie-cutter cut-n-paste
of .ini files with way too many details and complexity for not
much purpose.

A better approach (if anyone is listening and uses mock) would be to write
a script that generates the necessary information as needed for mock,
not distributing all possible (and conceivable) configuration, typos and all.

>     73 de wolfy


73 de Jeff