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Re: Mock: loss of login shell



On Wed, Dec 19, 2007 at 06:37:04PM -0500, Colin Walters wrote:
> 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.

Ok. So it seems that we have general consensus that it wouldnt be the
end of the world for mock to use a login shell.

I have checked in a patch to upstream mock git repository.

Can some of the affected parties please check it out and see if it fixes
your issue? We can release a fixed version soon if this works out.
--
Michael


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