[CentOS-devel] How Centos compiles SRPMs from Red Hat

Fri Apr 6 23:41:58 UTC 2012
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

On 04/07/2012 12:33 AM, Peter Penzov wrote:
> I have some questions to ask:
> 1. What build server do you use and how is configured? Can you paste the
> mock configuration? (If you use mock)

we use mock on x86_64 hosts, power7 is starting off. I've attached a
mock config here.

> 2. How much time is necessary to build the complete OS?(all packages)

how long is that piece of string ?

> 3. When you download the SRPMs from Red Hat ftp server how do you remove
> the old packages from the latest?

we dont remove anything

> 4. Are there any hidden stones?

Information about the infrastructure used, where its hosted and how its
configured is considered privileged information and isnt released to the
public; its also site specific and has no bearing on what we deliver to
the users. In a nutshell: its a bunch of servers, Where they are, and
who / how they are managed isnt public. Everything else is just a case
of rpmbuild -ba <srpm>; rinse + repeat.

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