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Mandrake spec files in our tree.

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2004-04-03 07:13:27 CEST

For what it's worth they don't work:

Creating symlink for tarball
Creating tarball
tar: subversion-1.1.0-9269/subversion/test-file: Cannot open: Permission
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
make[1]: ***
Error 2
make: *** [all_silent] Error 2

I'm maintaining entirely different packages for Mandrake. They trounce
on the Mandrake namespace by using @RELVER@mdk which makes for a
nightmare for users trying to use them and then upgrade their Mandrake
distro using the official packages.

There are separate versions for 9.1 and 9.2. Which is unnecssary, my
packages build on 9.1 and newer. There's no reason to have separate
package source files.

They aren't being maintained and are outdated, including things like

They don't follow Mandrake naming policies and as such don't integrate
well with Mandrake.

Is there any opposition to simply removing them from the tree? I'll be
happy to replace them with something based on my packages. Which will
have one single spec files for all the currently supported versions of

If we remove them I'd like to remove them for the 1.0.x branch as well.

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us somebody may be looking."
- H.L. Mencken
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