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Re: git-* commands in /usr/libexec/git-core/



Bryn M. Reeves <bmr redhat com> wrote:
> Jeffrey Ollie wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 7, 2009 at 4:21 AM, Bryn M. Reeves <bmr redhat com> wrote:
> >> I guess it depends how much we care about being close to upstream for this.
> >> If it's worth the effort to move these to libexec, then perhaps putting
> >> compatibility symlinks in place for a couple of releases (with a clear
> >> relnote that they will be removed in a future release and scripts need
> >> updating) could be a way to handle the transition?
> > Adding symlinks does nothing to help, it just delays the pain because
> > people won't read the release notes or won't bother to fix their
> > scripts until the symlinks disappear.  Fixing the scripts is trivial,
> > and backwards compatible to boot.

> No, but having an entry in the release notes for a release or two
> gives something more concrete to point at and say "I told you so" than
> an announcement on the fedora-devel lists which are not read by most
> users (yes, I know that this was announced three years ago upstream,
> but the same comment regarding users not reading things applies).

It has been announced in git's release notes for more than two years now!

> Since we carried the package with non-upstream default paths for these
> files for some time,

I don't think so.

>                      I think we (Fedora) have some responsibility to
> clearly tell our users that we are now bringing things back into line
> with upstream.

This is bringing stuff in line with upstream.
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