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Re: Bug reporting URL field in packages

On Thu, 2009-10-08 at 11:29 +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> With that, the %{name} part is expanded at build time to effectively the 
> source rpm name, and the rest is up to query-time expansion. The extension 
> could return empty if the macro expansion fails (ie when _bugurl_os isn't 
> defined). Something like fedora-release could provide the %_bugurl_os 
> definition by default, and downstream distros, IT admins etc could 
> override it to whatever appropriate. It also permits controlling the 
> bugurl for packages from different sources like 3rd party repositories.
> And changing the bug tracker base address doesn't require mass-rebuild.
> That's trivial to implement, but would that be sufficient to cover the 
> concerns over arbitrary downstream distros pointing to Fedora bugtracker 
> etc, or should I just let it be? 

Hrm, how does it help for 3rd party packages?  They would hardcode the
entire string into their rpms?

Jesse Keating
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