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[Bug 463153] xorg-x11-libs RPM spec inefficiently extracts ALL *.tar. bz2 in $RPM_SOURCE_DIR
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  • Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2009 14:18:48 -0700 (MST)
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https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=463153

User matt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx added comment
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=463153#c4





--- Comment #4 from Matt Sealey <matt@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> 2009-01-01 14:18:45 MST
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Indeed my fix sucks but there must be a better way. I have kernel source RPMs
and suchlike installed and these take forever to extract (and take a lot of
disk space for no good reason, since they're not going to be built).

I am sure there is a much cleverer way (isn't there a spec variable which
concatenates all Source: lines into something like this? I just can't find any
documentation on it).

I'll ask a question here since it seems to be your package to maintain, why is
xorg-x11-libs a single package when other distributions have fully modularized
as per modular X.org? Is this just a legacy from older X that was never fully
broken up once it went modular?

I noticed that libpixman was rolled into it at least in the far past.. after
being a seperate package.

It would solve the problem once and for all and allow a much more fine-grained
X configuration (and a less convoluted source RPM) to have each of these libs
as seperate RPMs? I am just wondering what the reasons for this decision were.

Would Novell/openSUSE accept a "patch" which split these into seperate RPMs
"again"?


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