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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Proposal: Any "rm" in .spec %install must be commented
  • From: Stephan Kulow <coolo@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 15:15:16 +0100
  • Message-id: <200703151515.18050.coolo@xxxxxxx>
Am Thursday 15 March 2007 schrieb Juergen Weigert:
> On Mar 15, 07 14:53:50 +0100, Richard Guenther wrote:
> > On Thu, 15 Mar 2007, Stanislav Brabec wrote:
> > > Hallo.
> > >
> > > I have just notified, that many people "fix" (i. e. break) their
> > > packages to pass QA checks by removing required files instead of fixing
> > > them, i. e. removing .desktop files instead of installing icon or
> > > fixing Categories, removing gconf schemas instead of correct
> > > installation.
> >
> > If they "fix" or "break" their package what does it help to add a
> > comment? It looks like you are proposing that package maintainers have a
> > clue ;)
>
> No. Especially cluelessness needs documentation.
> Example:
> "# I don't care about this gconf stuff. Remove seems to help."
>
> This is a very useful comment.
> It pinpoints the actual problem that the maintainer has.

Yeah, what good is this comment then? Unless of course the build team sees
itself in a position that it has to be too much time, so it wants to verify
the clueness of all packager comments. I doubt it.

Greetings, Stephan

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