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Re: [opensuse-factory] New policy proposal for Factory: Make source of tar balls trackable
Sascha Peilicke wrote:
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

RPM doesn't like unknown tags though. I'm not sure how the chances
are to get a patch accepted that allows e.g. a X-vendor prefix.
Fedora voids an rpm patch by having a separate file 'sources' that
lists the file names and their check sums.


(o_ Ludwig Nussel
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG Nuernberg)
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