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Re: mock 0.8.9 for EPEL-5

On Nov 20, 2007 2:52 PM, Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy nobugconsulting ro> wrote:
> On 11/20/2007 11:44 PM, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> > On Nov 20, 2007 2:29 PM, Manuel Wolfshant <wolfy nobugconsulting ro> wrote:
> >
> >> On 11/20/2007 11:20 PM, Michael E Brown wrote:
> >>
> >>> On Tue, Nov 20, 2007 at 02:05:46PM -0700, Stephen John Smoogen wrote:
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>> Ok I am going to ask the harder question :). How does this affect
> >>>> RHEL-4 and such?
> >>>>
> >>>>
> >>> Does not affect RHEL4. I dont intend to upgrade mock in RHEL4 at this
> >>> time, as I dont have a box to test this out on. Nor do I think it worth
> >>> the effort to do so, as I doubt there are any users (or at least *very*
> >>> few, if any.)
> >>>
> >>>
> >> I have to contradict you here. To my knowledge Centos 4 is quite popular
> >> and even though lots of people have switched their devel boxes to C5 or
> >> Fedora, those still using C4 need love, too.
> >>
> >
> > >From what I can tell with 3 sites, the numbers are the following:
> >
> > 60%+ EL-3
> > 30%+ EL-4
> > 5%  + EL-5
> > 5%  other.
> >
> Stephen, please note that we are not simply  speaking about machines
> _running_ a specific distro but about machines running a distro
> _and_also_ doing development. As Michael has pointed out, one can very
> well do development on one distro (i.e. run mock on a Fedora box for
> instance) and test the compiled stuff on EL-3 / EL-4 / EL-5.

Well up until I started working at the University, I was used to a
very conservative take on Operating Systems. You couldn't just stick a
new distribution on the network. You had to get it 'audited' for
security, stability, and trust-worthiness which took usually 3-9
months depending on what it was doing and how high up the approval
needed. So the vast amount of development work was done on EL-3/EL-4.
Now that I have been at a university for a year now.. I am beginning
to loosen up.. a bit.

> BTW, I think that it would be nice to have a clear reference somewhere
> in the wiki for configs with the options needed to build for EL-3. (Yes,
> I know EPEL does not support this distro but a) as pointed above there
> are quite a lot of machines in use and b) it would not hurt.)

I support it whether or not EPEL does :).

Stephen J Smoogen. -- CSIRT/Linux System Administrator
How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed
in a naughty world. = Shakespeare. "The Merchant of Venice"

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