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Re: FESCo meeting summary for 2009-07-31

On Sat, Aug 01, 2009 at 01:20:12AM +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>On 08/01/2009 01:14 AM, Jesse Keating wrote:
>> On Sat, 2009-08-01 at 00:58 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>>> I don't think anybody is going to argue that extracting source from srpm
>>> or pulling tarball + patches from our package cvs is ideal. So I don't
>>> see why we should continue have a lame exception.
>> Yeah, it's not idea.  They should just pull it from our upstream source
>> repo by the tag we apply when we make the release we package.  Then
>> they're much better setup to provide patches back to us in a preferred
>> manner.
>> Lets start moving beyond the tarball crap.
>That's kind of side tracking though. Point is that SRPM as upstream
>source is simply a stupid thing. We would complain loudly or atleast
>whine about it if Novell or Mandriva or Debian did that. Wouldn't we?
>Why should we have an exception anymore? I can't think of a single
>reason why we should.

Because doing this:

Source0: http://cvs.fedoraproject.org/lookaside/pkgs/anaconda/anaconda-

is really no better.  All you are doing is forcing people to list a URL. Also,
if an upstream project doesn't want to host all that and wants to use the SRPM
as the source, who is Fedora to tell them they can't?


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