[CentOS] noob question about mock

Sun Jan 2 05:48:50 UTC 2011
Lucian <lucian at lastdot.org>

On Sun, Jan 2, 2011 at 4:00 AM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
> You can do it inside the mock chroot cage. I do, on occasion. The
> difficult is that I find myself wanting things like emacs to edit code
> and patches, RCS to manage versions of my new .spec files, and
> unpredictable dependencies as I wrote the code.
> If necessary, I use one text window (with Alt-F2) to run "mock
> --shell" and get that working shell window, and another window (with
> Alt-F3) to drop other RPM's into /var/lib/mock/[whatever]/root/tmp/
> and be able to install them in the other windows. But I'm a complete
> weasel.
> I also use the 'mock' from 'epel-testing', which has some very useful
> features not in the version of mock from CentOS 5.
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Thanks Nico. I ended up building the srpms outside mock as it was just
too much hassle.
What are the advantages in using mock from epel-testing?