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Re: RFC: new bugzilla.fedora.us keyword



On Sun, 11 Jul 2004 23:42:10 -0400, Toshio wrote:

> On Sun, 2004-07-11 at 09:23, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> > On Sun, 11 Jul 2004 15:13:14 +0200, Aurelien Bompard wrote:
> > 
> > > Ville Skyttä wrote:
> > > > I would like to suggest a new keyword for bugzilla.fedora.us for marking
> > > > "same disttagless package for all target distros" package submissions.
> > > > It would be set by submitters, and would make the job of the build
> > > > people easier.
> > > > 
> > > > Comments?  Suggestions for the actual keyword name?  "COMMON"?
> > > 
> > > I guess it only concerns noarch packages, so why not "noarch" ?
> > 
> > Because it concerns i386 "-common" packages, too, which are built as a
> > sub-package.
> 
> I'm probably just being dense because I don't know what all the build
> people do, but aren't package submissions keyed off of the SRPM?  So how
> does setting a keyword on the overall SRPM help eliminate work WRT one
> of its subpackages?

The build person would not need to build a noarch or "common" package for
all individual target platforms, but just build it once without a disttag
and publish the single binary for all platforms. Without a special
keyword, the build person would need to read through all comments in
search of any details on how to build the packages. It's some of the
things in bugzilla where you lose the overview easily. A separate comment
field for build/release instructions would be helpful, so important
details (e.g. requests on moving a package and its dependencies from
testing to stable) would not go down among all the additional comments.



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