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Re: Gimp 1.3 packages, was: New extra packages and yum repository



On Thu, 2003-10-16 at 11:36, Michael Schwendt wrote:
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> On Thu, 16 Oct 2003 08:48:00 +0200, Nils Philippsen wrote:
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> > > > > Some of the locale directories are not owned by glibc-common.
> > > > 
> > > > This is a bug in glibc-common which should not be tried to
> > > > fix/circumvent in other packages.
> > > 
> > > What do you suggest as alternative? No_t_ owning such directories would
> > > a) leave them behind upon package removal and b) create them with
> > > wrong permissions in case of a restrictive umask.
> > > 
> > > As a similar example, Red Hat's "perl" package should own several
> > > directories, e.g. vendor install dirs. There's an old bug report about
> > > it somewhere in bugzilla. But it doesn't get fixed.
> > 
> > If it's not in Bugzilla, put it in there. If it's in Bugzilla, step on
> > people's toes until they react ;-).
> 
> You do know, that would make the reporter look like a nerd. In the
> case of Perl, it's even a report from someone at Red Hat. One year old
> by now, without any comment from the person it's assigned to:
> 
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=73970

At least every new version gives ample opportunity to remind maintainers
that something is still an issue without getting to obtrusive. I've
ticked the ticket to FC/test3.

> > Putting this fix in an unrelated
> > package is not the right thing to do.
> 
> The only alternative is to publish packages without a work-around,
> which makes them look broken due core packages are broken. I can live
> with that. But it is a poor decision nevertheless.

I can live with unrelated packages owning orphaned directories as well
;-) but the best thing is fixing it in the right package. I fear that if
we settle with a workaround that it never gets fixed in these.

Nils
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