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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Uploading huge sources
On 5/8/2012 4:23 PM, Claudio Freire wrote:
On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 5:10 PM, Brian K. White<brian@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
That's all build-time stuff that should be done (and thus, documented) in
spec/patches/scripts at build-time.

Convince upstream to adopt .wonderzipperninethousand if it's worth it, but
don't change what upstream publishes, at all, and still call it the upstream
source.

I understand your points and agree in general.

Still, there *are* policies specifying the preferred compression
method of source packages.

What then?

Preferred just means preferred.

If the upstream offers tar.gz, tar.bz2 and tar.xz, use the tar.xz

If the upstream only offers .zip, I personally will not repackage that. I include the original .zip, and anything I need to do to the contents during/after unpacking, I do in the spec.

I am putting forward that in those less clear situations between, where the upstream does not offer tar.xz, and something like .zip isn't involved that makes it easy to point out why you should preserve the original in that case, that it's a bad policy to tell people to repackage upstream sources.

I don't deny such policy exists right now, I'm saying I think it's a bad one.

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