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Re: Heads-up: brand new RPM version about to hit rawhide



On Wednesday 09 July 2008 12:12:27 pm Dale Stimson wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 01:51:15PM +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> > At long last, we are about to get a brand new RPM version (alpha snapshot
> > at the moment) into rawhide. The list of changes from 4.4.2.x is massive
> > and a full summary needs a separate posting (will follow as time
> > permits), this is just a heads-up of immediate consequences for Fedora
> > packagers and rawhide consumers:
>
> [snip]
>
> Something I would like to see standard in RPM is for the default for
> installation of source files from a .src.rpm file to be changed from
>     %{_sourcedir}
> to
>     %{_sourcedir}/%{name}-%{version}
>
> (The above example assumes the current definition of _sourcedir,
> which the suggested implementation below proposes be changed).
>
> With the above, multiple .src.rpm files could be installed simultaneously
> without mixing their files in SOURCES.
>
> Suggested implementation:
>
> Change the definition of _sourcedir from
>     %_sourcedir     %{_topdir}/SOURCES/
> to
>     %_sourcedir     %{_topdir}/SOURCES/%{name}-%{version}
>
> I've done this in my .rpmmacros file for a long time and am happy with it.

Been doing something similar myself for ages, but also dropping the spec file 
in with the source files. A directory full of specs and a directory full of 
sources for umpteen different packages is dumb.

-- 
Jarod Wilson
jwilson redhat com


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