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Re: Entering freeze for libvirt-6.8.0



On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 3:00 PM Jiri Denemark <jdenemar redhat com> wrote:
>
> On Thu, Sep 24, 2020 at 18:38:18 +0200, Andrea Bolognani wrote:
> > On Thu, 2020-09-24 at 15:13 +0200, Jiri Denemark wrote:
> > > I have just tagged v6.8.0-rc1 in the repository and pushed signed
> > > tarballs and source RPMs to https://libvirt.org/sources/
> >
> > Can we please stop generating and publishing the source RPMs? They're
> > of little use considering that you can easily run
> >
> >   $ rpmbuild -ta libvirt-x.y.z.tar.xz
> >
> > to obtain RPMs from a release archive, so all they really do is
> > clutter the directory listing.
>
> The nice thing about the source RPMs is that they are internally signed
> (in contrast to an external signature in *.asc for tarballs). Personally
> I don't find them useful either, but some people may think otherwise and
> I'm not sure they will raise their voice here. We could just stop
> creating source RPMs and wait if anyone complains. Or we could be a
> little bit more conservative and just move them to a subdirectory
> perhaps. I don't mind either way.
>

I like that Source RPMs are produced, because I can trivially use them
in my import->build->test pipeline, since my build system accepts
SRPMs as input and not random tarballs. :)

So at least here's one voice for keeping them. :)


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真実はいつも一つ!/ Always, there's only one truth!



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