Updates pain

Josh Boyer jwboyer at gmail.com
Mon Jul 6 18:49:42 UTC 2009

On Mon, Jul 06, 2009 at 02:35:04PM -0400, Seth Vidal wrote:
> On Mon, 6 Jul 2009, Josh Boyer wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 06, 2009 at 01:03:02PM -0500, Jeffrey Ollie wrote:
>>> On Mon, Jul 6, 2009 at 12:53 PM, Josh Boyer<jwboyer at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> So I like deltarpms.  I think they are a win overall.  I would be sad if we
>>>> disabled them.  But unless we have some different approach to some part of
>>>> the push process or deltarpm creation, I think we're going to have some
>>>> difficulties in the not too distant future.
>>> Instead of generating the deltarpms at push time, would it be possible
>>> to generate the deltarpms as soon as a package is built in koji?  Then
>>> all the push script would have to do would be to gather all the bits
>>> up and stuff them into place...
>> I think that would be possible only if RPM signing was done automatically
>> by koji at build time prior to drpm generation.
>> Also, it's not clear to me if the koji devs would be thrilled with that
>> either.  Particularly since you'd have to change koji to delta against
>> different things for a particular tag depending on if you're pre or post GA.
>> It's a good idea, and the kind of thinking we need.  If nothing else seems
>> like a better candidate, we could try it.
> and it is exactly what I suggested at the FAD less than a month ago:

Yes.  I guess I neglected to mention that in my reply, even though I thought
the same :).

> 1. autosign pkgs once built

Where are we with that?  A number of the proposals from the FAD are sort of

> 2. delta them against GA and last-update once signed

Perhaps we should run this past the Mikes to get some initial feedback.


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