Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at
Sat Jun 2 04:08:11 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-06-01 at 11:39 -0400, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Friday 01 June 2007 10:35:42 Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > I had brought this topic up many months ago, but it was shot down by
> > Jesse and Dennis. A real pity, IMO.
> We've obviated the need for buildsys-macros by having the definitions provided 
> in it inside redhat-rpm-config.
> We could get rid of buildsys-build by making a perhaps 'hidden' group within 
> comps that is the buildsys-build group, since mock can easily do a 
> groupinstall instead of a package install to populate the buildroot.  These 
> two things together would obviate the need for a separate repo all together.
I think we are talking past each other.

What I am referring to is to package the contents of

into an rpm being shipped as part of Fedora (e.g.
as /usr/share/mock/buildgroups) and 
to let Fedora's standard mock configuration (/etc/mock) refer to these
files on a local disk.

This would avoid mock having to contact http://b.fp.o each time it is
invoked (avoids network traffic). It also avoids local mock builds to
fail when b.fp.o is non-reachable.


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