Managing the GNOME updates in Fedora

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Mon Mar 26 19:27:11 UTC 2012

Matthias Clasen wrote:
> 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
> branch...

I don't recommend relying on this, because underlying libraries can have 
different sonames in Rawhide than in the release. IMHO it's better to always 
build for Rawhide separately, even when not strictly necessary.

        Kevin Kofler

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