[CentOS-devel] Status of CentOS 5 for the i586?

Tue Jun 7 21:23:13 UTC 2011
Yury V. Zaytsev <yury at shurup.com>

On Tue, 2011-06-07 at 14:15 -0700, Cody Jackson wrote: 
> After getting the packages playing nice, I'll see about getting a
> build script together. It'd be nice to be able to automate these
> builds this without messing with the original srpm, although to pass
> things to mock it looks like the srpm has to be extracted, two files
> munged, the srpm repacked and then handed to mock.

Might seem inconvenient at first, but there is a whole ideology behind
it. SRPMs are autonomous building blocks and you should in theory be
able to rebuild the whole distribution from SRPMs with only minimal
bootstrapping. So it's how it should be.

Sincerely yours,
Yury V. Zaytsev