On Sun, 24 Dec 2006 19:56:16 -0500, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
In a nutshell, I won't be a Fedora package maintainer if it means
to do special hand-work every time I ship a release. The more general
problem is that the Fedora submission system doesn't scale (or at least,
appears to me not to scale) for maintainers with *lots* of projects.
One request, please, get up-to-date on how packages are submitted and
built _nowadays_ instead of beating dead procedures.
In 2003 I offered to write tools to attack this problem by
the client end of release submissions. I actually did write a script
that can enter bugs with attachments to a Bugzilla instance under
program control; it's been part of the mainline Bugzilla release
since, hmm, 2004 I think.
There is a cvs-import.sh script which can import entire src.rpms to
Fedora Extras CVS (its primary use is in the initial import). It takes
care of adding/removing and committing files. It is used by several
packagers, who prefer using it over working in CVS themselves, for
*all* their updates. What it doesn't automate, however, is all the
stuff you need to do prior to creating your source rpms.