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

Fri Jan 24 00:51:04 UTC 2014
Ljubomir Ljubojevic <centos at plnet.rs>

On 01/24/2014 01:15 AM, Les Mikesell wrote:
> 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.
> --

That is why I pushed for priorities. Everything is dynamic and 
server/infrastructure/repository side and no package rebuilding, just 
moving them little, and it should be possible to do it automatic 
(protection) with git/koji. No amount SCL's and overthinking will beat 
it's simplicity and universality.

Ljubomir Ljubojevic
(Love is in the Air)
PL Computers
Serbia, Europe

StarOS, Mikrotik and CentOS/RHEL/Linux consultant