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Re: RPM packaging components in trunk out of date and dangerous

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia <nkadel_at_gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2011 11:08:02 -0400

On Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 10:50 AM, Stefan Sperling <stsp_at_elego.de> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 04, 2011 at 09:29:56AM -0500, Hyrum K Wright wrote:
>> For what it's worth, this isn't the first complaint I've heard about
>> the spec files we "maintain" in our tree.
>
> That is because Nico keeps bringing it up :)

It's been quite a while. With 1.7 in alpha testing and RHEL 6 in
production, it seemed a good time to do so.

>> In our defense, we do
>> remove the packages/ directory from the shipped tarballs, so it takes
>> an industrious user to actually find and use the spec files.  But it
>> appears that the status quo is still causing problems, so fixes would
>> be appreciated (or we can just nuke 'em from the repo).
>
> I'd say we nuke them now and bring them back as soon as someone
> steps up to maintain them again.

Nuke from orbit. A "README" with a pointer to RPMforge "extras" and to
Fedora would make sense.

I'm trying to submit an issue to the issue tracker. Turns out there's
an old account there called "nkadel", but it's not tied to
"nkadel_at_gmail.com". It's probably my ancient nkadel_at_comcast.net
account. I've set up a new one as "nkadelgarcia", as the easiest
workaround, so I'll drop in notes there.
Received on 2011-07-04 17:08:36 CEST

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