Status of rawhide

Jesse Keating jkeating at
Wed May 9 14:56:16 UTC 2007

Hello from the Red Hat summit!

We're working very hard to get a rawhide out to you guys, and we're very 
close.  Bill Nottingham started work on some code to pull packages out of 
Koji, do some multilib fun, and make a repo out of the packages.  The next 
logical step would be hooking in parts of pungi to run buildinstall to make 
the repo installable.  I've done some modifications to Bill's code to handle 
noarch packages that have ExcludeArch and whatnot, as well as integrated our 
whitelist/blacklist stuff for multilib.  The current code repo is  and I'll shortly be making it 
into a Fedora Hosted project proper on and such.  
Unfortunately the code requires that you have the koji package store as a 
local file system (or nfs file system) so it won't be very usable outside the 
Fedora infrastructure.

What's next?

We need group info in the repodata, that means making use of a comps file.
We need to compose _to_ the file store and make use of hardlinks for all the 
We need to do a full arch test run, i386, x86_64, ppc, ppc64.
At some point we need to integrate pungi and run buildinstall across the 
repos, but that requires some sort of runroot facility within Koji as 
buildinstall needs to be ran on the arch/package set it is 'buildinstalling'.
And probably some more things we'll notice along the way.

We also need to move some bits around on our staging server and on our master 
mirror to make use of the new layouts.

We are getting very close.  I'm going to be taking time when I can while at 
the RH Summit to work on some of this, and I'll be encouraging folks to help 
out where possible.

Stay tuned, very exciting times ahead!

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora
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