F9: List of packages that has missing geko-libs v1.9
pgaltieri at gmail.com
Sun Jul 20 20:46:03 UTC 2008
On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 8:27 AM, Michael Schwendt <mschwendt at gmail.com>
> On Sun, 20 Jul 2008 07:35:27 -0700, Paolo Galtieri wrote:
> > I've run been running Fedora since FC5 and I have never seen an
> > update problem like this before.
> Congratulations! ;o) This incident is just one of many. It has happened
> before several times, with Firefox and with other packages. Firefox
> affects almost everyone, though.
> Interestingly, for Fedora 8 there was an attempt at rebuilding all
> dependencies and publishing them at once, as a single update (see
> https://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/search/firefox ), and that has
> been done before. For F8, only one pkg slipped through (evolution-rss).
> For F9, only a few packages were rebuilt actually (as can be seen at above
> url, too).
> It's a workflow problem, a communication problem, a resource problem, and
> a policy problem.
> The firefox maintainer can't be blamed if other packages cause trouble
> because they create a strict dependency on a specific firefox
> version. Semi-automated rebuilds of dependencies might help, if the spec
> files were specially crafted to not require any manual editing at all (and
> in the case of a dependency on firefox would pick up the new firefox
> version automatically). Currently, however, a new package is not available
> in the builtroots unless it's pushed to the stable repo or release
> engineers add it on demand).
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Since I never install Firefox from Fedora, I install the tarball from the
firefox web site, I guess I must have been lucky doing updates. Either that
or my brain is choosing to forget the failures and remember the successes
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