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Re: Packaging guidelines: buildroot



Paul Howarth (paul city-fan org) said: 
> Of course it is, but that doesn't help all the legacy/other distros that
> don't set the default in this way. If someone wants to rebuild a
> buildroot-less SRPM on such a system, they'll need to edit the spec file
> or their rpmmacros file, which in the case of end users trying to get a
> package working on their system is a whole extra layer of hassle.
> 
> I'm all for setting a default buildroot in rpm but think that there
> should be a substantial grace period before the BuildRoot: tags are
> removed from packages en masse.

So it could be something that's done in development going forward only;
I don't see that as a big issue.

You could argue that %clean is superfluous spec file noise as well.

Bill


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