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[opensuse-factory] Minutes from dist meeting 2007-07-05
- From: Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 11 Jul 2007 18:23:50 +0200
- Message-id: <m3vecq52p5.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxx>
* FreeNX: Use of /usr/NX
This was not needed anymore since the packages could be easily fixed.
In general, we want to avoid such directories since this is a violation
of the FHS and therefore a product containing this package could not get
* Handling of dropped packages:
Problem: packages move to BuildService or other product, adding obsolotes
makes it difficult to install these packages.
Real problem: Package renames which miss one case, e.g. -32bit + devel
We should be able to test these via solver test cases:
* Generate RPM database of old product
* Update to current release
* Check which packages are not updated
In general: The solver should say that a package has a problem and is
not on new media - and then propose to remove it.
QA tests Alphas eery two weeks with update from 10.2.
AI: QA to report bugs and use the setting "do not delete obsolete
AI: talk about test case generation.
AI: change the default in the control file (to "do not delete
AI: draft paragraph for release notes
AI: play with resolver
* Improve debuginfo packages
Some packages need many libraries for a meaningful backtrace.
Idea: Add a debug_requires macro to the rpm spec files to add custom
requires which then can be used by packagers in those spec files where
it makes sense.
AI: implement such a macro.
No decision was made on removing/splitting the sources from the
debuginfo package, we keep the status quo for now.
* Log files and RPM spec
Problem: I would like to bring up something else. There are currently
some bugreports about package not owning the logfiles the included
software produces. See for instance:
These were reported to cause problems with a security checker. This
should not only be a problem for log files but also for pid files and
other varialbe data. It would need to be handled for deinstall of
packages but not for update.
We decided to reject these bugs for now as invalid. Let's understand
the real problem first.
AI: explain the problem better so that we can search for alternative
Andreas Jaeger, Director Platform/openSUSE, aj@xxxxxxx
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nürnberg)
Maxfeldstr. 5, 90409 Nürnberg, Germany
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