public_rpms system for F11 builds

Sayamindu Dasgupta sayamindu at
Tue Nov 3 12:12:33 EST 2009

On Tue, Nov 3, 2009 at 10:28 PM, Daniel Drake <dsd at> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've revived the old public_rpms system for the new F11 builds.
> For anyone that doesn't know, this is a way of making custom RPMs
> available for OLPC OS builds. Normally, RPMs come from regular Fedora
> repositories, but this system allows us to throw in RPMs from other
> sources.
> We aim to keep our delta from Fedora as small as possible, so this
> system should only ever see light use. Please question yourself
> thoroughly before adding a package to this system...
> (examples of what we put here: important OLPC-specific packages which
> can't be included in Fedora, OLPC's fork of the unmaintained Sugar-0.84,
> the OLPC kernel)
> There are 3 repos:
> 1. f11 - RPMs to be available to both F11-for-XO1 and F11-for-1.5 builds
> 2. f11-xo1.5 - RPMs for the XO-1.5 build (not for XO-1)
> 3. f11-xo1 - RPMs for the XO-1 build (not for XO-1.5)

Another possible use-case is to quickly test a new package before
pushing it in Fedora's bodhi system which includes it in the official
F-11 update stream (I use this method for large/tricky changes in


Sayamindu Dasgupta

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