F17 heads up: X server git snapshots

Daniel J Walsh dwalsh at redhat.com
Fri Nov 11 13:53:06 UTC 2011

On 11/11/2011 02:42 AM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Fri, 2011-11-11 at 15:01 +1000, Peter Hutterer wrote:
>>> So I put through a new xorg-x11-drv-evdev build which bumped it again to
>>> catch the fix from upstream. If you wind up with:
>>> xorg-x11-drv-evdev-2.6.99-2.20111109git745fca03a.fc17
>>> and your cursor doesn't move, don't panic, just grab:
>>> xorg-x11-drv-evdev-2.6.99-3.20111110gita9cdb6590.fc17
>>> and all should be well.
>> yeah, sorry. that was a busted merge commit that I didn't catch in time.
>> Thanks for the update, you beat me by a few min.
> I just wanted to be able to move my mouse again =)
> I did notice this oddness in the changelog while pushing my bump:
> * Wed Nov 09 2011 Peter Hutterer<peter.hutterer at redhat.com>   2.6.99-1.20111109git745fca03a
> - Today's git snapshot
> * Thu Aug 18 2011 Adam Jackson<ajax at redhat.com>  - 2.6.99-3.20110601giteaf202531
> - Rebuild for xserver 1.11 ABI
> You can't do that - 2.6.99-1.(anything) is 'older', so far as rpm is
> concerned, than 2.6.99-3.(anything). It doesn't matter if the (anything)
> contains a later date.
> You should only reset the first part of the revision to 1 if you're
> changing something that comes *ahead* of it (e.g. going from 2.6.99 to
> 2.7.0). Your build should have been 2.6.99-4.20111109git745fca03a .
> Anyway, as of my build we're back up to 2.6.99-3, so it should all shake
> out now.

I did notice that my track pad is broken with the current rawhide 
although external mouse and the red nipple is still working.  This is 
with what is available in this mornings rawhide.

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