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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Popular branches, moving them to "official" repos
On Monday 08 June 2015 16:02:47 Greg Freemyer wrote:
On Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 9:02 AM, Stanislav Baiduzhyi

<baiduzhyi.devel@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Right. So either you haven't read my email, or you haven't checked the
spec
file for mc in factory. It has '--disable-vfs-fish' configure flag
specifically set.

Yet when you search through the OBS, there are 11 branches (or rather
rebuilds) of mc, 7 of them have fish enabled as the main change over the
factory version.

Looking at the mc changelog in the devel project it says fish was
disabled due to a data loss bug:

https://build.opensuse.org/package/view_file/openSUSE:Factory/mc/mc.changes?
expand=1

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=856501
http://www.midnight-commander.org/ticket/3128

In that case what are you asking for?

A new repo called "I know there's a data corruption bug, but I want
the feature anyway". (I'm sure there is a better name but you get the
idea.)

If so, there is clearly at least some demand. I'd say make the
proposal and see if it flies. Personally I avoid software with known
data corruption bugs if at all possible.

mc is just a good example, but I mean the case in general. How many forks of
other packages with minor tuning are there? Searching for some specific
version of package is not very helpful, browsing through revision history of
every one of those "home:/" packages is very time consuming, so it is usually
faster to branch and change yourself.

--
Regards,
Stas

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