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Re: [opensuse-factory] Renumbering patches and the factory bot

On 4/30/20 11:30 PM, Martin Wilck wrote:
On Thu, 2020-04-30 at 10:02 +0200, Michael Ströder wrote:
On 4/30/20 7:05 AM, Stephan Kulow wrote:

The kernel packages use patches.tar.xz and get away with it. Every
package with more than a dozen patches is most likely easier to
handle with that approach :)

Isn't it much harder to review changes with that approach?

Are you saying that factory reviewers would look at every single patch
and try to figure out if it's correct? In my experience, factory review
is focused on formal aspects of rpm building, the spec file and the
changelog. Which is fine on that level.

I will atleast check the patch likely does what the changelog
description and or patchlog description say they should, people make
mistakes sometimes the wrong patch gets copied over and ends up as the
wrong name and gets uploaded as the wrong thing. If a package only has
one maintainer and they do the update and review occasionally they might
miss it. This is why having the patches in obs makes life easier for our


Simon Lees (Simotek)

Emergency Update Team
SUSE Linux Adelaide Australia, UTC+10:30
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