mass rebuild status
james at fedoraproject.org
Wed Feb 9 05:51:02 UTC 2011
On Tue, 2011-02-08 at 20:49 -0700, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> On Tue, 8 Feb 2011 20:00:44 -0500
> Josh Boyer <jwboyer at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I believe this wiki page should have been included in the announce
> > mail:
> > https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedora_15_Mass_Rebuild
> > For those that don't particularly follow devel day-to-day, the blurb
> > about the XZ change is pretty uninformative. I've tried to dig back a
> > bit and it seems the XZ change is to pick up XZ 5.0. It seems the
> > rebuild was done to fix Delta RPM generation? From a package
> > standpoint, will that mean that F14 is incapable of reading F15 RPMs?
> > Does that impact mock?
> The only case it hits is deltas. If you have a package that was built
> in f14, and then a update happens in f15, the delta wouldn't work
> right. (At least this is my understanding).
> mock shouldn't be affected, nor should f14/f15 rpm read interop.
> > I'd be happy to flesh out the change a bit more in detail if someone
> > could point me at what is really changing in terms of XZ compression
> > and what it means going forward. Better late than never.
> Yeah, I wish I could find a good cite...
> Perhaps the deltarpm and/or xz maintainers could chime in with the
> exact info.
This is the first hit for "xz compression deltarpm problem" and
describes the problem perfectly ... although it is from 2009 ;)
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