RHEL 5.3 and rpmdevtools

Jon Stanley jonstanley at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 02:52:21 UTC 2008

I can raise an issue in IT, but not sure where that will go (I'm
bcc'ing my TAM and cc'ing John Poelstra on this so maybe they can give
me some guidance). This late in the 5.3 game, not sure what can change
at this point (or if this has already changed).

Agreed that we need something more general than this specific instance
though, and something that works for the community - not just those
that happen to be large RH customers. We need some sort of visibility
as to what's coming in the next point release prior to the public
beta, and some sort of input as to those changes in what might be
incompatible to EPEL (even internally running repoclosure against new
RHEL+EPEL would work IMHO)

Enough ranting for tonight :)

On 12/15/08, Stephen John Smoogen <smooge at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 15, 2008 at 3:07 PM, Jon Stanley <jonstanley at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Not sure if this is the right place to bring this up, but attempting
>> to install rpmdevtools on a RHEL 5.3 beta machine fails because of a
>> file conflict - /usr/lib/rpm/check-rpaths-worker is now included as
>> part of rpm-build, and need not be included in rpmdevtools.
>> Fun thing is this is obviously an incompatible change - on RHEL
>> version <= 5.3, it's there, but > 5.3 it's not.  Not sure how to
>> handle this in EPEL-land..
> Ugh.. file a bug and tell them to fix their crap :)[TM]? On the other
> hand, this is one of those things I think we have run into with each
> 5.x release. I think we need to work on a more general plan... since
> fixing it on our side breaks 5.2 people
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