[scl.org] SCLo el6 packages have wrong upgrade path

Honza Horak hhorak at redhat.com
Thu Nov 5 12:17:43 UTC 2015

On 11/05/2015 12:38 PM, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> On 22/10/15 11:58, Honza Horak wrote:
>> On 10/22/2015 12:52 PM, Karanbir Singh wrote: On 22/10/15 06:39,
>> Honza Horak wrote:
>>>>> So far I've just roughly looked at whether el6 SCL packages
>>>>> available at http://mirror.centos.org/centos/6/SCL/x86_64/
>>>>> properly update to packages built in CBS, as we touched it
>>>>> yesterday. Long story short, there are packages with higher
>>>>> NVR than what we have in CBS now.
>>>>> There are basically two options here -- we may rebuild the
>>>>> problematic packages and bump release in CBS or we can
>>>>> document how to properly update using `yum distro-sync`.
>>>>> Anybody has a strong opinion about one of them?
>>>>>  From my PoV, bumping&rebuilding should avoid more issues on
>>>>> users' side, because we can't be sure what happens if
>>>>> packages are combined (some from CBS and some from older
>>>>> repo) and depending on manual step won't work in 100% cases.
>>>>> Honza
>> do we know why the versions are newer ? is the corrosponding code
>> also newer ?
>>> I didn't check many packages, but the difference was only in
>>> release, so I expect there were issues during build and release
>>> was bumped because of that. But we should check whether the
>>> content is really the same. Not done so far.
> is it possible to automate some of this ? it would be good to start
> getting the c6 content out as well

I believe it would, but I haven't look at it yet. I will try to look at 
it till Wednesday.


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