Buildroot overrides in Rawhide, was: GDBM upgrade in F17

Paul Howarth paul at
Thu Sep 22 08:32:11 UTC 2011

On 09/21/2011 04:49 PM, Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> On Wed, 21 Sep 2011 09:23:52 -0600
> Jerry James<loganjerry at>  wrote:
>> On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 6:50 AM, Bruno Wolff III<bruno at>
>> wrote:
>>> Chain building is allowed for rawhide to help get groups of packages
>>> built.
>> The chain-build facility is very useful.  But when you've got a chain
>> of 3 packages to build, and the build of the second one fails, then
>> you're done for the day.  You can't restart the chain-build, because
>> the first package has already been built.  You can't restart the
>> chain-build from the second package, because the already-built first
>> package won't be available to build against until the next repo
>> compose.
> Incorrect.
> The first package is already in the build root.

Yes, but there's still a wait until it's actually available to build 
against, though it's usually a wait of less than an hour rather than the 
next day.

> All chain build does is the waiting for you.
> build A; wait until A is in the buildroot; build B
> If B fails, then you can fix it and resume from B and it will work
> fine.

And to manually wait until A is in the rawhide buildroot:

koji wait-repo dist-rawhide --build=A-%{version}-%{release}

koji wait-repo dist-rawhide --build=perl-Digest-Perl-MD5-1.8-2.fc17


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