2009/12/4 Adrian Schröter firstname.lastname@example.org:
We have already problems finding mirrors to mirror the source rpms, double the content is not really helping here.
Also, you typically only need the sources of some packages, where you want to have a look and not all of them. It would be just a waste of resources IMHO.
And in the end, I consider src.rpms anyway as resource waste. It is way more easy to stay update 2 date with osc. You can check out the source where you are interessted in with it (or also all from a project), you can read the history, you can easily keep up 2 date and you can even fix something via that. You have also one interface to get all different versions of sources between the distro versions, the updates and user variations.
All of that is not doable via offering source rpms, so, maybe we can get rid of src rpms at all later ...
All true, but it doesn't let the user say they actually have all the source, that they use.
Perhaps a script to ensure up to date source has been downloaded for every installed package, would meet the user requirements and those of binary ISO distributors?