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

Doug Ledford wrote:

It's when dealing with
this sort of thing that the whole exploded source method becomes *far*
more important in terms of developer productivity.  Right now, both the
rhel4 and rhel5 kernel maintainers actually use exploded source because
CVS was untenable.  But, because the build system doesn't support
exploded source, they have some convoluted scripts that spit out a
tarball and patches from their git repo and check those into CVS solely
for the purpose of building.
Is it feasible to do that in general to make current-style src rpms available until you can replace them completely with something better for both the build system and public source redistribution?

Oh, I'm sure it could be done, yeah.  It's very hackish though.

Backwards compatibility to simplify user's lives is sometimes worth a hack. Isn't that what RHEL is all about - and for good reasons?

  Les Mikesell
   lesmikesell gmail com

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