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From: Enrico Weigelt <weigelt@×××××.de>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-dev] FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 2010 19:53:35
Message-Id: 20100626194639.GE4789@nibiru.local
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-dev] FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages by Krzysztof Pawlik
* Krzysztof Pawlik <nelchael@g.o> schrieb:

> > Hmm, this document suggests something, I just forgot to prohibit: > > > > "Release the source archives along with whatever binary archives you may have." > > ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ > > You intend to "prohibit" releasing binary packages for upstream?
No, I'm talking about precompiled stuff within the source tree. Such things should _never ever_ happen. In Java world it seems to be quite common to bundle precompiled imported libraries within the source tree. Needless to say that this can easily get hell for any package-based distro. (actually, that mostly comes from the windows front, where concepts like package management are quite unknown ... ;-o)
> What's important in quoted sentence is: "Release the source archives along with > binary archives" - the "with" is very important - in short: don't release only > binary versions and force us to grab them from VCS.
Okay, perhaps I misunderstood this sentence. BTW: if upstream has an proper VCS and an canonical tagging scheme, they don't actually have to create release tarballs, just hack up a little script which creates them on-the-fly from an canonical URL scheme (eg. oss-qm does exactly that). cu -- --------------------------------------------------------------------- Enrico Weigelt == metux IT service - http://www.metux.de/ --------------------------------------------------------------------- Please visit the OpenSource QM Taskforce: http://wiki.metux.de/public/OpenSource_QM_Taskforce Patches / Fixes for a lot dozens of packages in dozens of versions: http://patches.metux.de/ ---------------------------------------------------------------------

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Re: [gentoo-dev] FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages Ciaran McCreesh <ciaran.mccreesh@××××××××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-dev] FYI: Rules for distro-friendly packages Hans de Graaff <graaff@g.o>