[fedora-arm] Fedora 15 ARM hardfp Virtual FAD (Fedora Activity Day) - FRIDAY
mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Sun Jul 10 22:49:36 UTC 2011
On Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 11:11:52PM +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 10, 2011 at 10:44 PM, Matthew Garrett <mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org>wrote:
> > It's certainly true that we could do more to identify ftbfs situations
> > earlier, but we've had mass rebuilds in most recent releases. Random
> > failures years down the line really aren't a realistic concern.
> I actually disagree. I've been working on rebuilding F-14 for the current
> softfp arm platform that doesn't need to be boot strapped. The amount of
> packages in Fedora 14 that don't compile on the main intel platform even if
> I do a plain vanilla F-14 install with no updates (ie it was broken on
> release and wasn't any better with any of the updates). There wasn't a mass
> rebuild for F-14, just for perl and python dependencies.
> Even with the F-15 mass rebuild I've found a number of packages that their
> owners never bothered to fix the FTBFS that was a result of the F-15 mass
> rebuild that have caused me problems that I've had to fix because the owner
> of the package never bothered to fix the FTBFS.
Finding that something that didn't build, hasn't been changed and still
doesn't build isn't terribly random :) We could do better, but
introducing more mass rebuilds as part of the release cycle isn't going
to make things significantly better when we're already failing to deal
with the fallout from the mass rebuilds we *do* carry out. Fixing this
is a process issue rather than one that's fixed by having FESCO mandate
a mass rebuild after every change that could conceivably cause breakage.
Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
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