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

Honza Horak hhorak at redhat.com
Thu Oct 22 10:58:59 UTC 2015

On 10/22/2015 12:52 PM, Karanbir Singh wrote:
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> 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.


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