[Mageia-dev] Packager meetings for tonight

Pascal Terjan pterjan at gmail.com
Mon Feb 7 13:53:38 CET 2011

On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 12:08, Thierry Vignaud <thierry.vignaud at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 3 February 2011 17:06, Michael Scherer <misc at zarb.org> wrote:
>>> So as discussed tonight ( but if you couldn't be present at the meeting,
>>> do not hesitate to express yourself now ), we proposed to have some
>>> order in the import of rpm ( ie avoid the resulting anarchy due to lack
>>> of process for bootstrap ).
>>> In order to start by something tangible and easy to manage, let's take a
>>> concrete case. The sysadmin team discussed to use mageia on the servers
>>> ( once the stable release is out ie, not now ) for obvious reasons of
>>> dogfooding. But for this, we will have to import the needed rpms. I
>>> extracted from puppet logs the lists of rpm, and I have a list of the
>>> major component needed.
>>> The rule would be to take 1 and only 1 rpm ( or family ) at the time, to
>>> make sure it work fine ( ie, compile for the moment, and also install ),
>>> to make sure the package is cleaned ( ie, patchs sent upstream,
>>> commented, etc ), and to make sure that everybody can find something to
>>> do.
>>> And that of course requires to do the same for missing BuildRequires,
>>> and Requires ( but since lots of rpm have been imported without being
>>> fully cleaned, and since there is now a fast web interface for svn,
>>> people have no excuse to not check ).
>>> I will place the list on the wiki tomorrow, and people wishing to work
>>> on importing a rpm should add their name/login/whatever after the rpm,
>>> and then to work on it. If there is already someone working on a rpm,
>>> just take another one, or try to work with this person.
>> So it seems that my list of 20 rpms is now much lower than needed, as
>> most servers applications needed have been imported.
>> The only thing left are :
> What would really help us is the list of actually successfully build
> package rather than
>  the list of submitted packages that we previously have on pkgsubmit.mga.org
> It has been replaced by the list of missing BR for currently submited packages
> (http://pkgsubmit.mageia.org/data/missing-deps.i586.txt) but having the list
> of succesfully rebuild packages would help too.

OK, I removed the list of built one when removing the (empty) list of
missing one to get rid of the ugly temporary code
I can add it back until having something better... Or maybe add the
generation of those lists to the script run every 15 minutes that
lists missing deps.

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