koji vs. dropbox

Polychronis Ypodimatopoulos ypod at mit.edu
Mon Jul 7 16:49:54 EDT 2008

Hi Dennis,

Dennis Gilmore wrote:
> On Monday 07 July 2008, Polychronis Ypodimatopoulos wrote:
>> This is probably meant for the release team.
>> Is the dropbox mechanism for updating rpms in joyride still working?
>> According to http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Build_system the dropbox should
>> work but newer RPMs of cerebro don't get pulled into joyride. Rumors
>> have it that this mechanism no longer works and koji must be used
>> instead. Are there newer instructions on the wiki anywhere?
>> Pol
> It still works but is strongly discouraged.  I would like to see it dropped 
> entirely for the next release.  if there not getting picked up it likely means 
> you have not increased the EVR of your package  and its not considered the 
> latest.  or its in and you just did not realised it because its the same EVR  
> it was not tracked.
Thanks for your reply. I am not familiar with the reasons behind this 
transition, it sounds that you feel strongly against dropbox and I 
believe that, at a minimum, there should be documentation on the wiki on 
how to do packaging using koji to make contributors' life a little 
easier ;-)


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