rpm installation tests / script tests

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Wed Jul 11 13:10:45 UTC 2007

On 11.07.2007 14:51, Florian La Roche wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 07:41:55AM -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
>> Florian La Roche wrote:
>>> anything holding back an update of the default snippets we
>>> propose for Fedora until a more permanent solution in
>>> rpm/tools is available?
>> The Snippets wiki has been updated, after getting feedback on the
>> fedora-desktop list.
> great news, very good.

+1, but will somebody kind of "enforce" this? Sure, it's no big
problems, but nevertheless would be nice to get fixed.

How about a (script based?) change directly in cvs for all packages that
follow exactly what was in the "Snippets wiki" until now or was similar
to it?

That would be just a bit of work for one person (yes, I'm volunteering
to do that if FESCo backs the idea; no, I'm not willing to write a
proposal for FESCo to discuss that, as that often is way more work then
actually doing the change), no boring work for packagers and the problem
will actually vanish then soon (¹).

Alternative would be to sun a spam-o-magic script that pokes people
regularly until they fix stuff is getting fixed.


P.S.: The problem is a general one. I tend to say adjustments to the
guidelines that can be adjusted by a script in all the packages should
be done scripted after a warning period where people can adjust it
manually if they want.

(¹) -- I now and then stumbled over packages where parts were not
adjusted to the latest guidelines even months or a years after the
guidelines were changed (yes, sometimes that were my own packages...)

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