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Re: FESCo Meeting Summary for 2007-02-08

On Thursday 15 February 2007 10:18, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> The RPM maintainer(s) can probably tell you since how long it has been
> impossible to build with BuildRoot='/' -- just try it with --buildroot=/
> or a modified spec file. It is a fatal error. It is no theoretical threat
> anymore. Maybe somewhere on this world there really is somebody who has
> ever before done something stupid with such a buildroot definition. But it
> is terribly difficult to find such victims or even bug reports about it.

I didn't state I looked for / as a protection item, I looked for / because I 
know rpm would never let that work, and the package would not build.

> During review, using --buildroot (or mock) is recommended anyway, since
> the default path may point to a place that is low on free space. /tmp
> versus /var/tmp versus %_tmppath.

yes, this is known.  Again, the issue that was brought up to us was NOT the 
typical useage case of using mock or whatnot.

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora

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