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Re: FESCo meeting summary for 2009-07-31

On 07/31/2009 01:48 PM, Josh Boyer wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 01:09:43PM -0700, Jesse Keating wrote:
>> On Sat, 2009-08-01 at 01:20 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
>>> 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.
>> If there was no public available source repo, yes we'd complain.  If
>> there was, I don't think we'd complain really.
> We don't complain about no public source repo.  See deltarpm.  It's "repo"
> consists of the tarball we use already.  It doesn't even have an easily
> findable project website.
We're supposed to.  The review for deltarpm says that the reviewer
checked the tarball against upstream:

This is what's in the current spec:
URL: http://gitorious.org/deltarpm/deltarpm

Source: %{name}-git-20090729.tar.bz2

This doesn't follow the Guidelines but doesn't look as bad as you say.
There is a public source repo on gitorious.  jdieter has commit access
there.  It seems like all that's needed is the comment that says:

# Generate source by doing:
# git clone -r FFFFFFFFFF http://gitorious.org/deltarpm/deltarpm
# tar -czf deltrpm-%{version}.tar.gz deltarpm


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