[csw-buildfarm] Updating buildfarm now

Dagobert Michelsen dam at opencsw.org
Fri Feb 26 21:21:15 CET 2010

Hi John,

Am 26.02.2010 um 18:10 schrieb John Ellson:
> There have been not-so-recent updates to "gd" and "swig" that  
> haven't been installed on the buildfarms
> yet.    I'm wondering if I've misunderstood some process?

The packages on the farm are updates on request by mail to buildfarm@ or
on a scheduled downtime every couple of month when I patch the machines.

> Shouldn't the buildfarms be kept up to date with the absolute  
> latest, so that other packages that depend on updated packages and  
> that are waiting for fixes, can be built?

Usually there are no hard constraints on package versions. When there  
needs for new versions just mail to buildfarm@ that you want the  
updated after release.

> Is there some other mechanism that I'm not aware of to tell a build  
> to use a test package rather than a stable package, perhaps?

Requesting ;-)

As you obviously want the new versions I am updating all farm machines  
to current/.

Best regards

   -- Dago

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