Building RPMs

Stefan Paetow Stefan.Paetow at
Fri Jul 22 11:34:57 CEST 2016

>> As then if you don't have epel then you probably won't be using redis so
>> that module can get removed. So that with pure rhel you can get a
>> successful build.
> That was exactly my thought. I'm just too unfamiliar with RedHat
> to know whether their repositories were too small or I was just
> missing something.

The SPEC can be written such that if the packages are not available (as optional), then yes, you don't get those. But the SPEC in the FR distribution doesn't match the official RHEL version (in koji and RHEL's git) anyway... :-/

> Yeah, that's what I thought would be the case.
> On the other hand, they're probably the ones who desperately want
> feature X from 3.1.x, but wont shift from an official RedHat RPM.

Yes, but IMO that's a shortcoming on RHEL's part. This insistence on everything being patchable/patches (on RHEL's part) is counterproductive... I recall a conversation on here a few months ago where some more deeply-rooted changes had to be made to fix something and the patch for that would've been horrific. For a while I used to spin FR packages using the RHEL SPEC but the FR release to make sure that *we* had something up to date and RHEL-compliant for CentOS 6, but with the Moonshot repo containing an FR version now, I don't need that anymore.

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