updates in builders?

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Tue Dec 11 14:35:00 UTC 2007

On Tue, 11 Dec 2007 14:28:14 +0100
Thorsten Leemhuis <fedora at leemhuis.info> wrote:

> 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.

This is where RHEL z-stream updates will come into play.

Please ping me for the next EPEL meeting as I'd like to discuss this
during the meeting.

Jesse Keating
Fedora -- All my bits are free, are yours?
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