updates in builders?

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Tue Dec 11 13:28:14 UTC 2007

On 11.12.2007 14:14, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Dec 2007 09:15:09 +0100
> Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora at leemhuis.info> wrote:
>> Soon after the CentOS updates ships?
> That could create undue delay.  Especially if EPEL packages are
> preventing customers from getting the next update packages from
> RHEL/RHN.  We don't want to be the cause of their upgrades/updates not
> working.

The proper answer IMHO is to do what we planed from the start, but never
realized: create per dist dirs like epel/5.1. When 5.2 ships to a "cp
-al 5.1 5.2", update the builders and ship all newly build packages in
the 5.2 dir. Once CentOS 5.2 is out delete the 5.1 dir.

The only problem: we'd need to push security updates to both the 5.1 and
5.2 dir during the delta where CentOS catches up.

BTW, we will likely cause problems for RHEL/RHN customers in any case in
rare situations when RH ships updates because we don't get new RHEL
update releases in advance -- thus we might now and then need a day or
two to catch up in case something from EPEL needs to be build against a
new updated package (firefox, pidgin, ...) from RHEL.


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