On Mon, Jan 13, 2014 at 3:53 PM, Paul Bolle <pebolle(a)tiscali.nl> wrote:
Josh Boyer schreef op ma 13-01-2014 om 15:41 [-0500]:
> As far as I know, nobody actually uses buildid to differentiate between
> kernel builds.
Well, I do!
OK, so it would be fairer to say "it is infrequently used". :)
> It's possible to simply append something to baserelease
> to mark it as a "non-official" build, and that's really all buildid is
> doing anway.
I think it's easier (for my goals) to edit pkg_release to recreate
buildid's purpose. But, either way, that's not too much of an hassle as
I have to edit kernel.spec anyway whenever I create a local branch.
That works as well. The point is to start removing some clutter from
the kernel spec file, and this is somewhat low hanging fruit. I would
simply rename "baserelease" to "buildid", but the rpmdev tools know
about baserelease and we use those quite frequently.