Fedora 11 Mass Rebuild

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Wed Feb 18 03:48:23 UTC 2009

Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-02-17 at 20:22 -0500, Tom Lane wrote:
>> That description of the auto rebuild process makes it sound like the
>> script will take no account of package dependencies, but will just try
>> to rebuild things in a random order.  Please tell us it ain't so.
> Ordered rebuilds generally only are necessary when bumping sonames or
> otherwise bootstrapping items.  Given that neither of those apply for
> this rebuild, effort spent trying to order and chain builds would be
> effort wasted.

Well, there is one change in F11, which introduces a need for an least 
partial ordered rebuild:

rpm has started to automatically add
Provides: pkgconfig(foo)

and to automatically add
Requires: pkgconfig(foo)

This requires an ordered rebuild in cases, when a package is part of a 
chain of (devel) package deps.


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