Responsibility for rebuilding dependent components, was: F-16 Branched report: 20110920 changes

Nils Philippsen nils at
Wed Sep 21 11:25:50 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2011-09-20 at 22:25 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On 09/20/2011 05:52 PM, Nils Philippsen wrote:
> > On Tue, 2011-09-20 at 15:19 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> >> When you have a closer look, you'll notice that such "mass rebuilts"
> >> were being delayed by QA's "delay queue" and now are stuck.
> >
> > I didn't want to (re)start that particular discussion ;-).
>  >
> > We need some guidelines who should drive rebuilds in such a situation,
> > regardless of whether it happens in Rawhide or Branched or wherever.
> a) These situation can only happen in release branches.

Uhm, no. A library SONAME bump can happen in Rawhide as well as in
branches and if dependent packages don't get built with the new version,
things are broken. Waiting for dependent components to be built at their
maintainers leisure or whenever a mass rebuild comes around isn't a
solution, not if we want to have a "more stable Rawhide".

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