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Re: Mock: loss of login shell



On Wed, 2007-12-19 at 17:13 -0600, Michael E Brown wrote:

> So, are we going to mandate in the packaging guidelines that packages
> *not* use environment variables 

Thinking about this a bit more the krb thing is really ugly but probably
not something that needs to be prohibited.   Having mock use a login
shell isn't the end of the world.  

The way to think about this is that's it's just as broken as library
software which ships a binary named foo-config for libfoo2 and libfoo3;
there is a conflict between /usr/bin/foo-config and so you can't have
them both installed at the same time.

> and that all packages should use
> pkg-config?

pkg-config is a good way to sanely manage development libraries, but
it's not the one true way (i.e. we don't need to mandate it) - if some
software wants to do something else that's fine, as long as they do it
correctly =)  A link to that page though in the guidelines would be a
good idea so we can help upstreams understand how to be a good Linux
citizen.








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