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Re: [opensuse-buildservice] Popular branches, moving them to "official" repos


On June 10, 2015 5:59:35 AM EDT, Stanislav Baiduzhyi
<baiduzhyi.devel@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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.

Stas,

I clearly work with the official development versions. If I find they don't
build the way I want I branch, change, submit. In general the SR is accepted.

Thus I looked at mc to see what change was not being submitted back to the
development project a disabled feature that can cause data loss when enabled
made sense to me.

What kind of build tweaks are living in home directories? Why aren't they
being SR'ed back to the devel project?

To me anything that encourages a divergence between devel packages and home
packages is going in the wrong direction.

Greg
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