[CentOS] recommended way to install source rpms?

Patrick Lists centos-list at puzzled.xs4all.nl
Mon Oct 11 16:54:10 UTC 2010

On 10/11/2010 05:12 PM, R P Herrold wrote:
> On Mon, 11 Oct 2010, Patrick Lists wrote:
>> Would you mind giving a hint why one should not use mock from EPEL?
>> Afaict the mock version in the CentOS repo is 0.6.13 which was released
>> years ago and the one in EPEL is 1.0.7 which is current.
> ehh??
> mock-1.1.5-1orc.src.rpm from upstream Raw Hide

I'm aware of the 1.1 branch but the mock website says that 1.1 is for 
"F-13+". Doesn't that excludes CentOS?

> The mock inplementaion is a moving target --- I do not
> know the particulars of why the other party recommmended
> using THE ONE CENTOS BUILT ON for CentOS, but ...

Sorry but I don't get it. Are you saying that mock from EPEL or the 
Rawhide one you mentioned work equally fine on CentOS (5.5) and all 
cover the buildsys requirement that Mathieu mentioned?


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