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Re: [opensuse-factory] New policy proposal for Factory: Make source of tar balls trackable
On Mon, 21 Mar 2011, Adrian Schröter wrote:


I like to propose a new policy for Factory regarding our package source
handling with
the goal that our package sources are upgradable, modifyable and trustable by
other developer.

Please find my proposal here:

And please drop some comments as reply to this mail :)

The use of source services makes the build process less transparent
(how do you build such with just rpmbuild? Build once in OBS and then
download a source rpm?). Why not just provide tarball URL and MD5/SHA
checksum in the rpm spec file? I really do not like adding other
non-standard metadata ontop of what we already have.

OBS can then simply _verify_ the integrity of the local tarball
instead of downloading some random tarball from some random site
(you proposal does not add any way to ensure that the tarball
stays valid - consider somebody replacing the tarball upstream).
Re-downloading the tarball isn't such a check as we no longer would
provide a first known-good one.

Btw, I think we already discussed this topic enough so I'm sort-of
disappointed with that proposal.


Richard Guenther <rguenther@xxxxxxx>
Novell / SUSE Labs
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH - Nuernberg - AG Nuernberg - HRB 16746 - GF: Markus Rex
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