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Re: BuildRequires - flex and bison

On Thu, 2006-05-18 at 14:53 +0100, Paul Howarth wrote:
> Kevin Kofler wrote:
> > Ralf Corsepius <rc040203    > writes:
> >> Also, I am not sure if the PackageGuideLines allow packages downloading
> >> documents from external sources. 
> > 
> > Of course they do!
> >>From the "Hey, let's remove Firefox, it 'downloads documents from external 
> > sources'!" dept.,
> Methinks Ralf was referring to build-time downloading, not run-time 
> downloading.
Me was referring to unattended background downloads of data files
(configuration- files, data files, text files).

Concerns along the lines "What puts mock into a special position" that
it is allowed to automatically pull *config* files unsupervised from a
remote location:

Wrt. this, I don't see how mock is any different from
* applications contacting a remote counter each time they start up.
* games loading their game data from a remote file.
* applications dynamically installing plug ins from remote.

Another concern are usability (fedoraproject.org bottlenecking mock),
and security.


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