What to do about packaging beta, or rc as alternate installable

Pete Travis lists at petetravis.com
Fri Jan 24 02:19:15 UTC 2014

On Jan 23, 2014 1:12 PM, "Stephen Gallagher" <sgallagh at redhat.com> wrote:
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> On 01/23/2014 01:43 PM, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > Christopher Meng wrote:
> >> But you can do this on copr IMO.  Also update-testing is not just
> >> a place for updates to have a break, you can let it satisfy the
> >> needs of testing for unstable.
> >
> > Well, that's kinda abusing updates-testing. IMHO, COPR is the much
> > better option until you have something reasonably close to going
> > stable.
> >
> The other problem with using updates-testing in this way is that it
> makes it more difficult if you have to deliver a real bug or security
> fix to stable. Now you have to unpush your testing version, mangle
> your git history, file a new update ...
> I agree with Kevin that this is pretty much exactly what COPR is good
> at (and what I'm using it for myself[1]).
> 1) http://copr.fedoraproject.org/coprs/sgallagh/ReviewBoard2/
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Is there something inherent to COPRs that solves the problem of duplicate
paths, ie /usr/bin/mercurial from two different sources?

If I missed something, a link with an appropriate measure of mocking would
be welcome.

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