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[opensuse-buildservice] Why is an empty linked package an error?
  • From: Luke Imhoff <luke@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Jun 2009 14:26:12 -0500
  • Message-id: <4A491554.6030309@xxxxxxxx>
Why does OBS consider an empty linked package an error? If I can check out an empty package to upload source, why I can't I checkout a link to that package and expand it to an empty directory? This comes up for our internal use cases where a developer wants to check that a new package builds in all the distros that are going to link in the package before checking it in. Right now they have to upload some file to the linked to package first so the linking package can be checked out to do an osc build locally. This is more a design philosophy question as I can easily change osc to ignore the error (or change the server to not treat it as a error). It just seems that if you think of the link as a symlink (with versioning) to a directory then you should be able to checkout an empty directory just the same as a directory with contents. Am I missing something in the design that makes this analogy not accurate?
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