[CentOS] The delays on CentOS 5.6 are causing EPEL incompatibilities

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Mar 25 22:26:42 UTC 2011

On 3/25/2011 5:03 PM, Nico Kadel-Garcia wrote:
>>>> Or, maybe there was back in the days when they released source that matched
>>>> their binaries
>>> Red Hat's published source is what they use to create their binaries.
>>> There is no mis-match.
>> I thought the issue causing the delays is that rebuilding from the
>> source does not reproduce their binaries unless you introduce library
>> versions that aren't what the source creates.
> One has to be cautious about the bootstrap environment, to make sure
> that the libraries available in your "mock" or other build
> environments are the same libraries. Red Hat seems to be very, very
> good about this.

It is not that they are good, they are the authority.  Whatever library 
version happened to be in their build root when the linkage was done is 
correct by definition even if it isn't what you get when you build that 
library from source and/or it isn't specified as a dependency.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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