[CentOS] 6.8 CR Packages

Fri May 13 01:54:00 UTC 2016
Digimer <lists at alteeve.ca>

On 12/05/16 09:27 AM, Leon Fauster wrote:
> Am 12.05.2016 um 14:24 schrieb Johnny Hughes <johnny at centos.org>:
>> We should have the CR packages, that will eventually be turned into the
>> full 6.8 point release and ISO set, to the QA team today for testing.
>> I expect that it will take 1 to 2 days in QA and then those will be
>> ready for release into the 6.7/cr/ repository.  That means that no later
>> than Monday, May 16th (and maybe as early as sometime within the next 24
>> hours), the CR packages, including the openssl update everyone is
>> interested in, should be available.  That is assuming we find no major
>> issues requiring rebuilding during this testing.
>> I will also remind everyone that Red Hat gets 6 months of QA testing
>> after a private beta release to get these out and correct any issues ..
>> while the CentOS team only gets this Source Code on RHEL release day. 
>> That is when we can start building.  We have to build major packages
>> like gcc and glibc and kernel first as we want the latest of those in
>> the other build roots.  Then we have to build the new packages on which
>> others depend on as a requires.  Then we can build the other packages. 
>> There were 350 (ish) SRPMs that have produced about 3050 RPMs that all
>> need to be vetted before release.
>> This process NORMALLY takes 10 days (when you get your first security
>> udpates) for CR packages and 21 to 30 days for full tree release.  It
>> has been this way for 12 years, and it will be so i the future.  If you
>> can't wait 10 days to get the CentOS updates .. then buy RHEL.
>> If you have no idea what CR is .. ask and people can help you on the
>> list.  Here is the info in the wiki:
>> https://wiki.centos.org/AdditionalResources/Repositories/CR
>> Any if you are wondering why not earlier (though, 2 days is pretty fast
>> if you ask me) ...this timebomb bug rendered both the openssl updates
>> unbuildable:
>> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1335097
>> There where also a bugs where glutserfs, xmlgraphics-commons, and
>> certmonger  would not build.
>> The full release of the entire 6.8 tree and isos is still some time
>> (10-20 days) away, but we should have CR packages soon.
> Thank you Johnny and all others from CentOS. Great effort!
> --
> LF

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