Managing the GNOME updates in Fedora

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Mon Mar 26 14:07:45 UTC 2012

On Mon, 2012-03-26 at 11:58 +0100, Peter Robinson wrote:
> .
> It would be nice if the rawhide stream was built at the same time as
> well as not doing so has the effect of people trying to work with
> rawhide as well get random failures and in the process of building
> F-17 and rawhide on ARM a non insignificant number of gnome packages
> have newer builds in F-16 than they do in both rawhide and F-17 that
> I've ended up having to fix.

The trick is to not build for rawhide ever, until after the stable
release is out, and instead rely on inheritance. Since building
everything twice is just a terrible waste of effort, and makes this
whole mass building thing even more of a torture. But, of course, this
only works if you get on the right track when doing the first build
after the fork - unfortunately, our forking setup makes it not easy to
avoid doing at least one accidental F18 build before you notice the new

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