[Lustre-devel] Lustre version number and rpm "Release"

Mag Gam magawake at gmail.com
Wed Nov 11 17:20:35 PST 2009

Just curious, why do people build their own releases if everything is
available in release RPMs. Do most people or organizations build their
own version of Lustre or do they use the RPMs?

I am asking because I would like to build my own version and wanted to
see the benefits of it.


2009/10/5 Brian J. Murrell <Brian.Murrell at sun.com>:
> On Fri, 2009-10-02 at 17:36 -0700, Christopher J. Morrone wrote:
>> Well, that is true, except that we just want to prefix the release, not
>> replace it.  If we replace it with our own definition, we have to repeat
>> the kernel detection, and timestamp part.
> Yes, that's true.
>> So really, we'll want an
>> additional "release_prefix" rpm variable.
> That would be a trivial patch.  Feel free to open a bug and submit it.
> I can't see any reason why we'd not land that.
>> There is an additional wrinkle that I didn't mention.  Our automated
>> build system is designed to take source rpms and build the binary rpms
>> from that.  If we just set "release" at source rpm build time, I don't
>> think that it will be remember later when the binary rpms are built.
> Yes, I think you are correct about that.
> FWIW, (I think[1]) I'd like us (Sun) to get out of the business of
> putting anything meaningful in the Release tag and leave that for
> distributors to use.  I'm not sure if or how that might help you though.
> b.
> [1] I've not really investigated the possibility yet, so it's really
> just a seed of an idea.
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