Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1005990
RFE: Add option to allow creation of a temporary repository to satisfy build dependencies
Last modified: 2014-05-16 06:01:57 EDT
Description of problem:
In order to chain build packages you currently need to do something like:
mock --install <dependencies>
mock --noclean <SRPM>
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.
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...
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.