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Re: [opensuse-packaging] On how to improve Rust packaging experience for suse

On Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 10:08, Alberto Planas Dominguez <aplanas@xxxxxxx> wrote:
On Tuesday, November 19, 2019 1:24:50 PM CET William Brown wrote:

The issue becomes fixes to vendored dependencies (of which there are ~200 I
think total. I directly have ~30 deps). Fixes to kanidm are simple to patch
and backport, but fixes for vendored code ... not so much. That's what will
really be the issue is rust has no concept of a security update vs a
feature one - and most crates treat them as the same - updates. So you will
have a vendor library that will both have security *and* feature changes,
which will quickly be a maintainers nightmare.

Vendoring can only be a temporary workaround until the crate ecosystem become
more stable in OBS : (

Granted, somebody would need to use the crates at all, nobody does this
far. However 250 and something of them are already in
LCP [Stasiek]

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