[Mageia-dev] automagically submitting correctly
maarten.vanraes at gmail.com
Tue Feb 22 23:54:30 CET 2011
I've been thinking on submission (since i'm a novice packager, i have no good
experience with this, so i ended up talking to my mentor on submission stuff).
So i was thinking:
.spec files are used to tell the buildbot how to build and package an srpm.
why don't we have a similar way to do submission? (or even include this in
the things is, i want something that should work in most, if not all cases,
but still be simple.
what would be interesting:
* submission parameters: ie: where to put rpm (core, tainted, non-free)
or nice to have:
* make this also work multiple times, for packages that are submitted
multiple times (think about tainted stuff, that is rebuilt with extra %define),
and still have only one srpm.
* bootstrapping options? some way to have %defines that disable some stuff for
bootstrapping (or even cyclic builddependencies in certain pacakages)
in short, the idea is to have:
1. X, that is simple, elegant and works for all cases
2. stuff happens
3. profit :-P
or to make it easier on packagers (and possibly reduce errors in wrong
submission), so that just "mgarepo submit <package>" would automagically work
i think this idea would be usefull if it was not too complex, unfortunately i
have no solid concrete ideas about this.
but perhaps someone else has any good suggestions about this?
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