Fedora Insight weekly Meeting
drak at zikula.org
Fri May 21 20:18:06 UTC 2010
I was asking how do we let Fedora know if we have applied a vendor patch to
our distro that has not yet been released by the vendor in an official
version but will be part of their next release (some when). Is there an
official way to let you know what the patches are? Possibly just a notice
in our readme sighting vendor versions and or revision numbers from their
On 21 May 2010 21:08, Paul W. Frields <stickster at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 07:57:52PM +0545, Drak wrote:
> > On 21 May 2010 19:51, Paul W. Frields <stickster at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Fri, May 21, 2010 at 09:36:11AM +0545, Drak wrote:
> > > Off-topic maybe: What is the policy to using vendor fixes that
> > not
> > > yet been released?
> > > Drak
> > Good question, Drak. I think it's acceptable for us to include
> > patches in a RPM that are backported fixes expected to be in the
> > upstream release. This happens frequently in the kernel, for
> > especially where Fedora contributors are providing said patches.
> > goal is always to reduce those fixes/patches to zero, or as close to
> > zero as possible.
> > What is the procedure for letting you guys know the packaging
> > requirements? Is there something we can add to our continuous
> > process? We could build it automatically...
> > Drak
> Hi Drak,
> What packaging requirements are you referring to? I'm not sure I'm
> clear on what you're asking.
> Normally the maintainers of a Fedora package keep tabs on upstream
> releases, and when there's a new one, or if there's a good reason to
> patch and rebuild, the maintainer would do that in Fedora. One of our
> distro requirements is to be fully self-hosting, so builds need to
> happen in the Fedora build system. However, any upstream developer
> with a FAS account should be able to anonymously check out our package
> source tree, trivially fiddle with the spec file to use new sources,
> and send a "scratch build" request to our system. (A scratch build is
> basically a test build that will not be published for general use, but
> is good for temporary testing use.)
> Does this help clarify at all?
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