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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] _link or _aggregate with regular build
  • From: Juergen Weigert <jw@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 10 Jul 2008 18:11:38 +0200
  • Message-id: <20080710161138.GL21473@xxxxxxx>
On Jul 10, 08 10:53:08 -0500, Archie Cobbs wrote:
Regarding the benefit of doing supporting spec + _aggregate, here's
the benefit I see:

1. You are building RPM A.
2. RPM A BuildRequires: B, C, D and Requires: B, C, D.
3. No other package in your project requires B, C, or D.
4. You have decided (for whatever reason (separate discussion*)) to
aggregate B, C, and D

In this situation, it seems more logical to aggregate B, C, and D all
at once, using an _aggregate file in package A (therefore better
encapuslating the dependencies), rather than creating three new
packages B, C, and D each with their own _aggregate file.

I believe the best practice for this is a subproject, in which you have
A, B, C, D as seperate packages.
This also gives you the desired encapuslation.

cheers,
Jw.

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