RHEL 5.3 and rpmdevtools

Dennis Gilmore dennis at ausil.us
Tue Dec 16 04:33:29 UTC 2008

We had a heads up on this quite awhile ago,
there is plans to fix this when RHEL 5.3 is released.  we really do need the 
RHEL pm to let us know when things move into RHEL from EPEL though.  every 
point release of 5.x so far has had something from EEPL move in.


On Monday 15 December 2008 08:52:21 pm Jon Stanley wrote:
> 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
> >
> >
> > --
> > Stephen J Smoogen. -- BSD/GNU/Linux
> > 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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