On Sun, Dec 06, 2009 at 10:45:42PM +0000, Peter Nikolic wrote:
On Sunday 06 Dec 2009 21:26:21 Egbert Eich wrote:
This brings back the question why we need the source RPM at all. The only reason I could think of is that people using other distros can easily download out sources. If openSUSE users would either resourt to OSC or to the software installation tools shipped by openSUSE (zypper, YaST, ...) we didn't even need SRPMS at all.
It may surprise you to find out that there are people that still have Dialup internet connections and things like build services that rely on an internet connection are a big no no ,
Hrm, you are talking about something entirely different, aren't you?
Indeed when the source disk had been done away with (years ago!) I regretted this decision because I was no longer able to carry everything with me. But this is an entirely different matter. Neither I nor a number of previous posts touched on this issue.