Easy way of testing packages?
Stefan Schulze Frielinghaus
stefan at seekline.net
Sat Jun 2 13:40:06 UTC 2012
is there an easy way to test packages except of using
$ yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update <package>
For example, on May 30 a message reached the devel list that Pidgin
needs an update because of a security flaw. A new package was created
and needed karma in order to get pushed to stable quickly. Now comes the
part I do not like very much: I have to download and install the package
and all its sub-packages manually from koji. In case of the mentioned
Pidgin update, I have to check if one of the following packages are
installed on my system:
Of course, I could wait two or three days (I do not have the exact
number in mind) until the package hits updates-testing and is finally
deployed to the mirror which I use, but for a package which fixes a
security flaw, this is an awful long time. So using yum and enable the
updates testing repo is not really a good choice. But manually
downloading and checking which packages I should update is bothersome.
My question is: Is there an easy/friendly way of testing packages in
order to quickly give karma? I only found  suggesting yum with the
updates-testing repo enabled.
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