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This package should get rebuilt shortly before alpha, beta and the release, when there have been changes in spin kickstart files since the last build. An update should be done shortly after a release, if there was a change to the release branch of spin-kickstarts since the last build. When spin-kickstarts (git repo) is branched for a release, a new devel package should be built corresponding to the next Fedora release.


  • Get a checkout of the appropriate spin-kickstarts branch
    • git clone ssh:// spin-kickstarts
    • cd spin-kickstarts
    • If not using the master branch switch to the appropriate branch
      • git checkout BRANCH_NAME
    • If there is new, removed or moved kickstart file update to reflect that.
      • Also note that if a kickstart file is moved from the top directory to one of the subdirectories (e.g. custom), any includes done by the kickstart file need to prefix ../ to the include file names.
    • Edit to update the version or release
    • Edit to update the change log
      • You normally want to look at the spec file currently used in the package and copy new stuff back from it.
    • If any changes above have been made, then they should be committed and pushed back
      • git commit -a
      • git push
    • aclocal
    • automake
    • autoconf
    • ./configure
    • make dist
    • Edit spin-kickstarts.spec if some changelog history needs to be included from existing package, that isn't in the changelog in the git repo. (And isn't wanted there; otherwise it should have been done above.)
    • To make a local srpm (perhaps for testing):
      • install -D -m 644 spin-kickstarts-*.tar.gz ~/rpmbuild/SOURCES
      • install -D -m 644 spin-kickstarts.spec ~/rpmbuild/SPECS
      • rpmbuild -ba ~/rpmbuild/SPECS/spin-kickstarts.spec
    • To make a new package of spin-kickstarts for a Fedora branch:
      • Go to the local branch directory
      • Make sure the branch is up to date
        • git pull
      • Copy over the new spec file
      • Update the tar archive using the one built above
        • fedpkg new-sources /pathto/spin-kickstarts-*.tar.gz
      • Commit the changes
        • git commit -a
        • git push
      • Build the update
        • fedpkg build
      • If this isn't the devel branch go to bodhi and push the release out to testing initially and updates later if there are no problems.
      • The spin-kickstarts tar.gz file should get posted on the spin-kickstarts fedorahosted page.
        • scp spin-kickstarts-*.tar.gz
    • To clean files created by the build process out of the git directory
      • git clean -f -d