From time immemorial ETICS has been building binary rpms from the source. I never really understood the technical reasons why they did not produce srpms but they didn't and the UK were foremost among those asking for them. Now that ETICS has started to produce them it seems a bit mean to say that this is worrying. Perhaps we should wait and see what is delivered.
From: Testbed Support for GridPP member institutes [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ewan MacMahon
Sent: 13 April 2011 09:37
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Subject: Re: Middleware - release and updates summary
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> From: Testbed Support for GridPP member institutes [mailto:TB-
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> Jeremy, I think Markus got it wrong. Cristina said that all RC3 stuff was
> building and passing tests. The 60 pc was correctly creating srpms.
That sounds a little worrying - in a conventional process you'd
create your srpms, then build binary rpms from them, then test
them. It shouldn't really be possible to do the latter without
It's important that the released binaries are actually generated
from the same srpms that are available to everyone else.