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Re: [opensuse-factory] source services
Am Freitag, 14. Januar 2011 schrieb Wolfgang Rosenauer:

is there some kind of statement if source services should or should/must
not be used for openSUSE:Factory packages? I cannot remember to have
read anything about that before.
Or does it matter at all?

The idea behind source services is that you have the server to download the
tar from the original upstream, so there is some more confidence that the
packager didn't make up the tar ball and inject funny things. The same could
of course be implemented differently, but source service are the answer of the
build service team (adrian mainly).

But using source services is quite fragile - it's implementation in the build
service is far from HA, so not using it surely brings advantages if all you
want is to build a package. And many tools are not prepared to work with
incomplete source checkouts - e.g. quilt setup or rpmbuild won't work on your
osc checkout.

So no, there is absolutely no requirement to use services for
openSUSE:Factory, but you're free to experiment with it and also submit your
experiments if you're happy with them and want to maintain them this way.
What won't work at the moment are services that generate spec files out of
nothing, e.g. the cpanspec service generates the spec file from the cpan tar
and many tools (including the build service itself) expect a spec file.

Greetings, Stephan
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