[Fedora-packaging] Re: Full repo rebuilds

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Tue Apr 10 14:41:07 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 10 April 2007 09:33:29 Axel Thimm wrote:
> 1 100%
> 2 99.7%
> 3 100%
> 4 96.6%
> 5 99.991%
> 6 95%
> 7 80%
> So as you see, up to F7 Core had really been effectively rebuilt on
> each release with FC4 and FC5 being the most "sloppy" ones leaving
> 3.4% and 5% resp. not rebuilt. With F7 Core drops down to 80% rebuild
> rate. This *is* a new release model.

What I'm saying is that these numbers often happen naturally instead of forced 
by a full rebuild.  _That_ is the model that hasn't changed.  The ONLY time 
we've done a forced rebuild is for technical reasons and NOT for arbitrary 
reasons like "hrm, this is test2, maybe we should rebuild everything just for 
the hell of it" or "there is a lot of disttags that haven't been updated, 
lets do rebuilds to reset them, that sounds like a good idea...".

Rebuilding for technical reasons is fine, relying upon throwaway rebuilds to 
find said technical reasons is strongly encouraged.  Picking arbitrary points 
to forcefully rebuild everything is not.

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora
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