Yesterday's OpenMAMA RPM Build Failures

Frank Quinn

Hi Folks,


TL;DR OpenMAMA RPM Builds were broken but now they're not.


As you may have seen yesterday I had a bit of a fight with the RPM builds. First of all I put in place a workaround for the fact that scons 3.0.1 is broken which involves downloading a portable version of the tool, then patching it. It's horrid but at least it will let us do the upcoming release without hating life.


When I deployed this it turned out that CentOS 6 didn't support recent versions of Fedora as of May last year, so I moved the build to run on CentOS 7.


After that, it turns out there was a download issues with sourceforge that was making results unpredictable so I replaced SF link with deep link.


Once I finally got CentOS 7 up and running, it turns out that it didn't work for dnf based fedora distros because of a config option, so I turned the config option on, only to find out that this option didn't work for 2 of the Fedora distros in question because CentOS 7 is yum based and these fedora builds are dnf based and <insert explanation why this didn't work here>.


Finally I moved to Fedora Server 27 instead which seems to be backwards compatible with the yum based repos fine which is why the RPM builds now work.


I appreciate the irony of sending an email to explain this, but I wanted to provide some detail as to why there were so many emails being spammed out to the developer mailing list yesterday, and advise you all of the current outcome.





Frank Quinn


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