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Month: January 2012

Re: [trinity-users] Let's end this kind of review

From: Baho Utot <baho-utot@...>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 21:26:02 -0500

On Tuesday 17 January 2012 06:34:22 pm Darrell Anderson wrote:
> > Just replying out loud.....
> >
> > I can see that some of the comment from datamation maybe is
> > waranted.
> >
> > For me the fustration is building a package from git repo
> > say tdebase on a
> > monday then working on several other packages and then
> > update the local git
> > repo rebuilding tdebase on friday results in tdebase not
> > building at all.
> > Possibility due to a commit/patch/update in the
> > source.  I have since
> > abandoned building from git and only use the 3.5.13
> > tarballs which have
> > worked well for me.
> >
> > My question is before a commit is made does whoever
> > changed/updated/patched/crunched/mutilated the code, first
> > see if it builds
> > without barfing/puking then do the commit?
> >
> > As for running TDE in general (which I have run it
> > exclusive since I finished
> > the arch linux build scripts last month) I have not
> > experienced any breakage
> > etc except for a few things in some of the apps that are
> > minor and I can wait
> > them until someone gets to fixing them so I don't see any
> > big problema with
> > running TDE.
> GIT is not the same as an official release. I expect GIT to break
> occasionally. That's okay.
> Backporting patches to an official release is not the same as backporting
> all changes in GIT since the official release. Those types of patches would
> be extracted from GIT and made available as separate patches.
> I would guess before any official point release anouncement that at least
> three packagers from different distros would test the backporting, both
> from a build and usability perspective.
> Darrell

I have only been building the released tarballs.  
I presently don't have back ported any patches the packages I have made.
Since I have not followed what is going on closely I will then wait until the 
next release.

I am just too busy building my own linux using lfs plus other packages I just 
don't get the time to say plugged in to what's happening.  After I get 
finished with my distro build I will then have some time to "catch up".