[Fedora-packaging] Re: Full repo rebuilds

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Tue Apr 10 15:00:23 UTC 2007

On Tue, Apr 10, 2007 at 10:41:53AM -0400, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> On Tue, 2007-04-10 at 15:33 +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > Just looking at what hasn't been requilt: Some packages like
> > bitstream-fonts really don't deserve a rebuild (they also don't
> > deserve a disttag FWIW), but others like bridge-utils that depend on
> > kernel-headers at build time possibly do, and now we're running with
> > bridge-utils built against 2.6.18. 
> But see, just rebuilding bridge-utils isn't going to be enough to get
> any new kernel functionality[1]... you also going to want to get the new
> release of bridge-utils.  And go through any bugs filed.

I'm not after *new* functionality, I'm afraid bridge-utils build on
possibly deprecated functionality. Maybe bridge-utils requires some
love, maybe not, we won't know until someone either review the case or
does a rebuild.

> Automated rebuilds tend to hide things like this, which actually
> lead to more problems down the line
> Jeremy
> [1] I don't know if there actually _is_ any in this case, but there is a
> new bridge-utils upstream release from a quick look at the website.

That was just an example, I only looked `till the letter "b" and found
bitstream and bridge-utils as two opposite examples (one not worth of
rebuilds, one the probably is).

The point I want to make is that it is easier to do the rebuild and
see if something breaks while building and/or running it, than to let
it degrade in time and be bitten by it when you least expect it.

I don't think automated rebuild would hide any issues, in fact on the
contrary, they would expose any issues in our faces, *IFF* the get
committed into rawhide proper.

That's why I think that the test release tagged "frozen" should be a
complete rebuild.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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