Results of a test mass rebuild of rawhide/x86_64 with?gcc-4.7.0-0.1.fc17

Peter Robinson pbrobinson at gmail.com
Sat Dec 31 16:25:06 UTC 2011


On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 3:35 PM, Jakub Jelinek <jakub at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 31, 2011 at 08:55:53AM -0600, Dennis Gilmore wrote:
>> if we plan to do a mass rebuild for gcc 4.7 we need to start it next week.
>
> IMHO a mass rebuild is highly desirable, but (with the exception of
> a few gcj/objc dependent packages not strictly required).  We still have
> lots of *.fc15, and we even have some *.fc11 packages.
> That said, why would it need to start next week?  Looking at the F15
> schedule where a mass rebuild has been performed too on Feb, 7th or so,
> the schedule milestones are the same.

It should be complete before branching because otherwise it would have
to happen twice, once on rawhide (F18) and one of the F17 branch.

F15 packages are not surprising as there wasn't a mass rebuild during
F16. There were a number of packages that were broken and not
rebuilt/fixed as part of the f15 mass rebuild which should have been.

> I can put gcc-4.7.0-0.2.fc17 say mid next week into the buildroots,
> but would strongly prefer to have it there for at least two weeks
> of voluntary rebuilds, so that there is enough time to report bugs
> and get them fixed, before a real mass rebuild starts.
> So, if at all possible, I'd prefer the mass rebuild to start around January
> 19th or 20th.  That's still before Feature Submission Deadline and more than
> three weeks before Alpha deadline.

We branch a week before alpha though, the schedule for branching is
Feb 7th so you'd want to have it complete well before then just in
case there's issues that need to be fixed. It should really be
complete before the end of Jan to give breathing room for all
involved.

Peter


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