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Linking packages from released distributions
  • From: Christian Boltz <opensuse@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 25 May 2006 15:31:51 +0200
  • Message-id: <200605251531.53388@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I wanted to create a modified courier-authlib package (to be exact: with
added mysql backend, requires just a specfile patch AFAIK) for 10.1, but
wasn't able to link to the package.

Michael Schröder told me that the sources for 10.1 were not uploaded - I
think this should be changed ;-)

The reasons why I do not want to link to the Factory package are the
same with for YOU updates - I want to minimize the changes I need to do
to the whole system (so: no version upgrades) and would like to have an
automated package rebuild in case there's a security update for

Of course, I can upload the 10.1 sources myself - but I don't consider
this a very good idea...

BTW: Can I upload a src.rpm instead of a tarball also?


Christian Boltz

PS: Maybe wildcard linking would be an interesting feature ("link to
package foobar from the distributions I'm building packages for") -
but in this case you would need the option to apply a patch to a
limited set of your build targets.
The alternative is to create a project per target distribution and
to apply the patch to the distributions that need it.

wie jeder weiß ist Debian auf ISDN die langsamste bekannte Methode
Selbstmord zu begehen ("Selbstmord durch Erosion")

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