Bug 1005990 - RFE: Add option to allow creation of a temporary repository to satisfy build dependencies
RFE: Add option to allow creation of a temporary repository to satisfy build ...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: mock (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Miroslav Suchý
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-09-09 15:00 EDT by Richard Shaw
Modified: 2014-05-16 06:01 EDT (History)
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Description Richard Shaw 2013-09-09 15:00:35 EDT
Description of problem:
In order to chain build packages you currently need to do something like:
mock --init
mock --install <dependencies>
mock --noclean <SRPM>

Expected results:
An option such as "--temprepo  Creates a temporary repository for build dependencies."
which would run createrepo in the specified directory and add it as a repository used to satisfy build dependencies would make this much easier and allow building packages more or less one step instead of the 3 above.

Not to mention if you forget to add --no-clean you have to start all over.
Comment 1 Richard Shaw 2013-09-09 15:49:39 EDT
It looks like mockchain *ALMOST* fills this need but I'm guessing the -a option want's a true url, not a path:

  File "/bin/mockchain", line 352, in <module>
  File "/bin/mockchain", line 251, in main
    res, msg =  add_local_repo(my_mock_config, my_mock_config, baseurl)
  File "/bin/mockchain", line 105, in add_local_repo
IndexError: list index out of range

I tried turning it into a url "file://..." and although mockchain didn't complain, it didn't pull in the newer packages and instead used the regular repo packages.

Also, mockchain seems to lack a --resultdir option...
Comment 2 Miroslav Suchý 2014-05-16 06:01:57 EDT
If you pass several src.rpm to mockchain then mockchain automaticaly create local repo with those packages which were already built. No need to specify -a.

Also if you are not sure in which order it should be build, you can use 'mockchain --recurse' which will try to build failed packages again, if some other packages will succeed.

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