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Re: Would like to import CORE into Fedora (naming problem)



On Thu, 2006-09-14 at 14:32 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Sep 2006 06:03:58 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, 2006-09-13 at 19:42 -0700, Chris Weyl wrote:
> > > On 9/13/06, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> > > > On Wed, 13 Sep 2006 23:43:35 +0200, Denis Leroy wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > But yeah, probably not worth the effort. I don't see much wrong with
> > > > > having /usr/include/CORE around either...
> > > >
> > > > Except that the name is very generic and hence short-sighted.
> >
> > Agreed, it's very short-sighted, because "CORE" is not unlikely to
> > conflict with "core dump files" on certain systems or with "CORE-files"
> > an OS provides.
> > 
> > > Isn't that an upstream issue?  Do we have an actual conflict in /usr/include?

> The review process not only asks reviewers to check a list of MUST/SHOULD
> items. It also asks reviewers to take a look at an RPM package. If the
> reviewer finds pitfalls or forms of ugly packaging, it sometimes leads to
> a feeling like "well, sure, the packager managed to wrap the software into
> an RPM package or many, but I'm not fond of the spec or the binaries and
> hence I wouldn't feel good when approving this".
Exactly, that's why I am occasionally bothering submitters with "I am
not going to approve this package", for reasons beyond the guidelines
(In most cases: program design or (lack of) code quality) and why I am
occasionally requesting/demanding people to "think about what they are
doing" and not to "act as coding monkeys".

CGAL/CORE is such a case. I would not have approved it and consider it
"to have made it through the cracks of the review process".

> This is because the review system is not bullet-proof in that it
> covers all possible packaging issues. It is not that if a package
> meets the guidelines it is "perfect" and forward-looking.

Just encountered another such case:

A package wants to ship /usr/include/extensions
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=201000

Ralf



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