ARM dropbox repo change
pgf at laptop.org
Tue Sep 6 11:14:08 EDT 2011
> On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 3:56 PM, Paul Fox <pgf at laptop.org> wrote:
> > can you clarify the final point? if a package is in an f14 dropbox,
> > and it also exists in the fedora repo, what is the result if:
> > - the dropbox version is the same as the fedora version?
> > - the dropbox version is newer than the fedora version?
> > - the dropbox version is older than the fedora version? (but i
> > hope the answer to this is the obvious "use fedora")
> In all cases the dropbox wins and the build system does not even
> look in Fedora.
okay, that's pretty clear. thanks.
> This is noted briefly here:
> I will expand on the description.
> The reasoning here is as follows: if we fork package foobar-1.0-1.fc14
> for whatever exceptional reason causes us to do that, we would do it
> as foobar-1.0-1.fc14.olpc1.
> If Fedora then produced a trivial update to that package such as
> foobar-1.0-2.fc14, we still want our OLPC package to "win". If we were
> looking at Fedora too, the unforked Fedora version would silently win
> and we wouldn't even realise that our fork had been lost.
> A similar thing happens for the kernel. OLPC ships a x86 kernel with a
> lower version number than that of Fedora - we obviously want OLPC's
> kernel to "win" regardless of what Fedora does.
> Also, remember that this dropbox system is only supposed to be used in
> exceptional cases. So regardless of any imperfections in system
> behaviour, the effects should be very limited.
> > part of my question is this -- if, say, kbdshim needs a quick fix,
> > it sounds like you're saying there's no point in my putting it in
> > my dropbox at all. i should test with my own (private) rpm, and
> > release nothing but the tarball for you or peter to deal with. is
> > that right?
> Thats right.
> (you are of course welcome to do the Fedora packaging yourself, but
> equally I understand that this is an additional task you might prefer
> not to be subjected to)
paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
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