Some confusion about Extras processes

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at
Sun Apr 2 21:23:27 UTC 2006

On Sun, 2006-04-02 at 21:04 +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> 1. CvsSyncNeeded contains some requests touching the repository, not the CVS: 
>  * Remove ppc package of gnome-applet-sensors, version 1.4-3. This package does 
> not work on ppc and has been rebuilt to 1.4-4 with the appropriate ExcludeArch, 
> but the older broken package still exists in the ppc repo. 
>  * Remove argus[-clients]-2.0.6.fixes1-7 builds from fc-4, fc-5, and devel; 
> there were errors during build, but poorly done argus makefile didn't die. I 
> fixed the problem in release 8, and would like 7 to go away. 
>  * Remove gambas-*1.0.11 packages from the repos for all branches (FC-3, FC-4, 
> FC-5). This will resolve bugzilla 186274. 
> Shouldn't these be files under FC5Status resp. FC4Status under the heading 
> "Remove Request" instead?


> 2. CvsSyncNeeded also contained branch requests for branches already in the 
> repository, see: 
> These have been deleted with no apparent action done to the CVS. Isn't the 
> right way here to " -b FC-5"?

Depends on what you want to achieve with that.  It's fine if you choose
to update a package *in an already existing branch* using 

Whether it can be used for creating new branches has been asked several
times, but I don't remember hearing much feedback at all.  The last
official word I've heard is that should not be used to
create new branches, but the branches must be requested through the Wiki
page instead.

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