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Once upon a time, there was a repository called fasttrack, and it used to get low priority updates before going through all the usual checks. Eventually, that repo was deprecated, we couldn't delete it without breaking compatibility, so it just stayed there, empty and silent. A few days ago, a bug appeared in bind, that […]

A few weeks ago, Fabian passed me the torch in our quest for a fully working EPEL rebuild for armhfp, that included access to the builders, the build system manager and a blind, unfunded trust that I wasn't going to break anything. The plan up to that point was, "if it builds, great, if it […]

7.5.1804 is a big one. For the first time, we have a release for armhfp completely lined up with x86_64, but that also means a lot of changes. To make things a bit more complicated, the arm world is not exactly uniform, there are many vendors, chip manufacturers, chip versions and that makes testing an […]

What happens when you need something that is not readily available, but you can help get it done? In my case, start harrassing people until you get all the info you need. Enter @arrfab and @remicollet. Fabian got the builder ready, and contacted Remi who got me to use his SRPMS, all I had to […]

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