[CentOS-devel] Packaging Office hours at 16:00 UTC today

Fri Jan 24 00:15:32 UTC 2014
Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com>

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 5:50 PM, Ljubomir Ljubojevic <centos at plnet.rs> wrote:
> On 01/23/2014 05:39 PM, Les Mikesell wrote:
>> The big question is whether there is a way to keep a dependent/related
>> package from updating until everything has been tested together when
>> the packages are managed independently in separate repos.
> If you compile package that depends on particular version:
> Requires: <deppackage1> = 0.8.1
> then yum will protest if you try to update newer deppackage1 package.
> Error will appear, and until you satisfy it nothing will happen.

Yes that could work, but it is not very efficient either.  It should
be rare for the update to break things but doing that would force you
to update every related package after testing just to let the
dependency advance even if no changes are required.   Which again
would make a flurry of traffic in the repositories and mirrors.

   Les Mikesell
      lesmikesell at gmail.com