Mailinglist Archive: opensuse-factory (837 mails)

< Previous Next >
Re: [opensuse-factory] New policy proposal for Factory: Make source of tar balls trackable
On Monday 21 March 2011 11:25:06 Richard Guenther wrote:
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 any 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.
Actually, this is what I'd like to see too. However, AFAIK the download_url
service already uses the URL found in the Source tag. Having that info
directly in the spec file seems sanest:

Source0-MD5: 1234567
Source0-SHA1: 1234567

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.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
Sascha Peilicke
< Previous Next >
Follow Ups