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The goal is to rebuild every single Mageia package, regardless of content, preferably after version freeze (January 09, 2013)


  • Name: Thomas Backlund
  • Email:


Buildsystem time.
Packagers fixing up broken builds / dropping obsolete packages.

Current status

  • Targeted release: Mageia 3
  • Last updated: 2013/01/21
  • Percentage of completion: 97.4%

Detailed Description

During Mageia 2 beta/RC cycle we found several packages that didn't work or build anymore due to basesystem and toolchain updates, wich lead to a lot of time spent trying to do "last minute fixes", and also makes doing updates on a stable release more painful than needed.
In order to improve the quality of upcoming Mageia 3, we need to do this rebuild early to have time to properly find and fix bugs introduced with new basesystem and toolchain, and to clean out old stuff from repos.

The reasons so far for needing full rebuild:

  • GLIBC 2.17
  • GCC 4.7
  • RPM / rpm-setup (macros, flags, deps, updated auto-provides/requires generation, xz payload, ...)
  • UsrMove
  •  %_libexecdir points to %_prefix/libexec (like fedora)
  • enabled MiniDebugInfo (support added by tv, see: +0.5% of packages size

Why it would be good for Mageia to include it

  • Improve quality of Mageia 3.
  • Improved post product support (bug + secfix- updates) wont need to spend time on fixing stuff that should already work.

Test case

Check that rebuilt packages still work.

Software / Packages Dependencies

What could disrupt development of this new feature



Check that we have all toolchain, compiler flags and rpm macros defined as planned.


None. Everything needs to be rebuilt.

Release Notes

Mageia 3 is completely rebuilt with new toolchain.