Heads-up: brand new RPM version about to hit rawhide

Doug Ledford dledford at redhat.com
Tue Jul 15 17:28:11 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-07-15 at 11:55 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> Doug Ledford wrote:
> > It's when dealing with
> > this sort of thing that the whole exploded source method becomes *far*
> > more important in terms of developer productivity.  Right now, both the
> > rhel4 and rhel5 kernel maintainers actually use exploded source because
> > CVS was untenable.  But, because the build system doesn't support
> > exploded source, they have some convoluted scripts that spit out a
> > tarball and patches from their git repo and check those into CVS solely
> > for the purpose of building.
> Is it feasible to do that in general to make current-style src rpms 
> available until you can replace them completely with something better 
> for both the build system and public source redistribution?

Oh, I'm sure it could be done, yeah.  It's very hackish though.

Doug Ledford <dledford at redhat.com>
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