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Re: Regina and THE



On Tue, 2004-10-26 at 11:53 -0700, Roland McGrath wrote:
> > People often turn off a package on some arch due to a temporary build
> > failure, and then just leave it off for ages. I'd really like to see a
> > policy of _having_ to have an open bug for such exclusions, in all cases
> > except the true long-term reasons.
> 
> I agree.  In fact, I'd go further and say every single use of ExcludeArch
> or ExclusiveArch ought to be associated with a bug # in bugzilla.  If it's
> "it's yaboot, dummy" then that bug # can be CLOSED-WONTFIX from the start.
> I favor this because it makes it straightforward to have automated
> processes that troll the packages and complain about spec files that use
> these tags without having a bug associated in bugzilla.  I think having a
> bugzilla report explaining why it was never a problem is preferable to
> putting magic exclusion lists into any such automated process.

Hmm yeah, I hadn't thought of that. That seems like a fine plan.

-- 
dwmw2


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