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Re: [opensuse-factory] RFC: forbid _service files
Am Dienstag, 3. Mai 2011 schrieb Cristian Morales Vega:
2011/5/3 Stephan Kulow <coolo@xxxxxxxxxx>:
After a series of broken packages because of _service files I would like
to forbid them in openSUSE:Factory.

So far I've seen the use of _service files in factory as an experiment (I
happily joined), but I see this experiment as failed.

As a happy _service files user I would object... unless I would know
more about "a series of broken packages".
See Vincent's mail this morning - this was not even the last one.

Sure, I had a problem recently. But it was a lot worse before, things
have been improving a lot for me.
What packages in factory do you have with _service files and what do they use?


So, why you see it as failed?

- instead we verify the Source urls and make packages that have invalid
URLs "broken", so you can't SR them to factory.

What do you mean with "verify"? If you mean verify the URL is not
malformed, I don't think that would be really useful. If you mean use
wget/curl on it, and check the submitted and downloaded tarballs
match... well, that's what _service files do now.
I mean to wget/curl them and check that it's the same as in the package and
not something unrelated, but the source tar would stay in the package and
wouldn't be regenerated/recommited on every source change. People clearly
expect a osc commit after a working local build to also work on the server.

Greetings, Stephan

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