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Re: [opensuse-factory] Re: please someone help with SR#711379


On Jul 1 10:06 Bernhard M. Wiedemann wrote:

I remember some years ago kkaempf told the story how he packaged
something to build for both Fedora and openSUSE. Fedora accepted
the package, openSUSE didnt - because there were some (possibly
openSUSE-only) macros that "could have been used".
In general it seems to be good when openSUSE RPM spec files
are in compliance with a reasonable openSUSE standard.

But on the other hand enforcing it could be a hindrance
for openSUSE contributors to use ready-made RPM spec files
from whatever upstream projects also for openSUSE RPMs
with only some minor openSUSE-specific adaptions
to get software easily built also for openSUSE.

What is more important for openSUSE:
Be open for others (and accept diversity)
be uniform (to make maintenance easier)?

So by striving to have uniform, easy-to-maintain packages
we get less packages. And less packagers, too.

In general uniformity does not make life easier for free
openSUSE contributors but perhaps uniformity is mainly
useful for some special SUSE maintenance people?

Kind Regards
Johannes Meixner
SUSE LINUX GmbH - HRB 21284 (AG Nuernberg)
GF: Felix Imendoerffer, Mary Higgins, Sri Rasiah

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