On Mon, 9 Aug 2010 11:51:50 -0600, Kevin wrote:
On Mon, 9 Aug 2010 14:57:14 +0200
Michael Schwendt <mschwendt(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Could somebody from the EPEL project leaders please explain this?
Thats sad. :(
I remember long ago using mock on el4, so I don't know when it broke,
but I am pretty sure it worked at one point. ;(
So, yes, we should remove this package or they should fix it to work on
EL4. It's quite disappointing that they were shipping it broken with
bug filed all this time.
Does it really need python 2.4?
Or would something like python-kitchen help?
I'll ask that on the bug.
Here's info about the package life-time,
built on 2009-06-20 (probably when koji was populated for epel)
but as old as 2007 according to the spec %changelog
and bodhi knows about a version upgrade directly to 1.0.1, introducing
the Python 2.4 dependency five months later:
mock-1.0.1-1.el4 bugfix update
Date Released: 2009-12-01 17:49:47
Fix creation of root cache tarballs
540997 - Intermittent errors creating mock root cache tarball
That's for a Fedora 12 bug report. The proposed final patch replaces just
a few lines. No EPEL4 specific bugs mentioned. Not even the jump from
0.7.2 to 1.0.1 was warned about.
Hmmm... a clever combination of FAQs.