moving to Koji

Ray Van Dolson rayvd at
Wed Feb 25 16:27:18 UTC 2009

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 09:12:07AM -0600, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
> With the koji upgrade on the weekend support was deployed for external repos.  
> this enables building of EPEL in koji. I have set up some tags and targets for 
> doing EPEL scratch builds.  right now you can scratch build to dist-5E-epel 
> and dist-4E-epel.  there is an issue i need to work around with EL-4  the old 
> hack we used to provide a kernel to ppc doesnt work.  I am working on a 
> solution to that.

For those of us who are weekend packagers and not super familiar with
Koji, it'd be helpful to see an example or two of how I can test build
some of my packages against these new targets.  Can I do this with
arguments to 'make' or do I need to call the koji cli client directly?

> To move building to koji we need to get bodhi setup and redo the release 
> engineering process to closely match that of Fedora. What this means is that 
> you will need to file a ticket with releng to have a package added to the 
> buildroot  if you need to build against it.   it also means that things can 
> hit stable sooner.  
> Ideally id like to make the change quickly and transparently. Right now im 
> aiming to do it on a saturday in march.  it will mean that we take plague 
> downa nd disable builds in koji. we need to import epel into koji at that 
> point in time. once everthing is imported and tagged, building can be enabled. 
> All developers at that point in time will need to update there common 
> checkouts to be able to build.
> This email is intended to start discussion on the migration and allow people 
> to bring up any concerns that they have.


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