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Re: [Bacula-devel] Patches


Thanks for the tips.  We'll certainly consider all these ideas.

Regards,

Kern

On Monday 27 October 2008 15:25:34 David Boyes wrote:
> ne thing i am missing are patched packages, rpm and also deb packages
>
> > > have a mechanism to include patch files an apply during build
>
> process.
>
> > > For most bacula users it would be much easier to apply patches by
>
> "rpm
>
> > > -U ..." or "dpkg install ...".
> >
> > Yes, but you have to build, test and release a package for each disto
> > after
> > each patch, this is a *huge* amount of work, we have something like 10
> > patches between two releases.
>
> We use tinderbox to do this. I know others that use the SuSE build farm
> tools. There is an initial startup cost to setting up automated build
> and test, but longer term, it's a win in that you are able to just dump
> the patch into a directory and get the packages for all your supported
> architectures 12 hours later. You already have ctest set up, and if
> you're going to run commercial operations, you probably are going to
> need test infrastructure anyway, so you might as well buck up and do it
> right.
>
> > If someone want to build, test and package 10 more often than before
>
> for
>
> > free,
> > no problem, but i prefere spend my time with new features and bugs
> > hunting.
>
> 2nd option is to package the source diffs into RPM and APT, and provide
> those via a repository. Applying a diff is a fairly simple operation,
> and people who care about most recent binaries can do rpmbuild -bb on
> their own systems easily enough if the source is correctly packaged.
>
> Coming up with a source patch RPM and APT template isn't rocket science,
> and it's basic support discipline to not release applications or updates
> that circumvent the software management system if there is one.
>
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