How To Follow Upstream Updates?

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Sorry, if it was answered already elsewhere.

Where exactly are the current EL6 builds done?
Or rephrased: I would like to look into the state of following security update:

mysql-5.1.73-8.el6_8.src.rpm

Looking into

https://git.CentOS.org/repositories/
http://cbs.CentOS.org http://buildlogs.CentOS.org/

shows mostly EL7 stuff.

Just curious, LF

5 thoughts on - How To Follow Upstream Updates?

  • None of the above has anything to do the el6 .. el6 builds happen as they always have in our old buildsystem. None of those builds are public, just the released files. There will be an announcement on CentOS Announce list when this package is released.

    Yes, EL7 has a completely different build system and all of the things you pointed to are el7 only. There is currently no plan to change el6
    building.

    That mysql does not build as released .. see this BZ:

    https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1412805

    I have applied the patch and I am currently building and testing that SRPM.

    It should be released sometime in the next couple of hours, assuming everything works.

    Thanks, Johnny Hughes

  • speaking of, that brings up a question I’ve had been meaning to ask…

    Is there any mechanism in place to keep these external mirror updates coherent, so there’s no window where a client doing a yum update could pull down an updated RPM which depends on another updated RPM that’s not yet available on that mirror ?

  • The repodata for all repo’s syncs after all the rpms (in a second run)
    .. so that should not happen on a mirror.CentOS.org.

    For external mirrors, those are donated and maintained by people who are volunteers .. we have no real input on how often they update or how they do it.

    We do modify our mirrorlist so that it only lists the mirrors that have the proper repodata. If the external mirrors also sync their repodata last, this should be sufficient.

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