FC3 -> FC4 Upgrade? (was Re: reducing distribution CD count)

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Fri Feb 25 16:17:22 UTC 2005

On Ven 25 février 2005 16:56, David Woodhouse a écrit :
> On Fri, 2005-02-25 at 10:52 -0500, seth vidal wrote:
>>So the way I see it here are the items needed to make extras work for
>>1. branch fc3 off of devel in extras cvs
>>2. get release updates in extras cvs spec files
>>3. build world
>>4. look for things that break
>>5. wash, rinse, repeat.
> 6. Add support to anaconda for multiple repositories (planned for FC5)
>>What we don't need right now is a lot of fatalism.
> What we need is to do it in a controlled fashion; not just dump random
> packages when a release is imminent. Doing it in rawhide just after the
> release of FC4 would make sense, and then it will be fine in FC5.

If there was an extra branch synched with rawhide and if all the packages
dumped from rawhide these past days were to appear there at lot of people
would feel less nervous.

It's not as if these packages need special work - they were already
working in rawhide before.

FC3 extras are more difficult - they never were synched with devel so all
their problems will need to be fixed at once (which also means it might be
a good idea to keep and extra devel branch dogfoodable at all times if we
even want extras to be released as the same time as FC in the future)


Nicolas Mailhot

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