rpm installation tests / script tests

Florian La Roche laroche at redhat.com
Wed Jul 11 14:40:31 UTC 2007

On Wed, Jul 11, 2007 at 03:10:45PM +0200, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> 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).

Hello Thorsten,

+1 to get such things very fast into cvs and new packages built. Usually
most package owners are ok with such "packaging changes", but there is
no official process for this until now.

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

We all enjoy nag mails and huge amounts of new bugzilla requests.
Maybe we'll also find smart ways with cvs commits across all packages
at some point.


Florian La Roche

> CU
> thl
> 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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