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Re: [Fedora-packaging] Re: Request to drop %(%{__id_u} -n) in preferred buildroot



On Wed, 2006-07-19 at 16:15 +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 19, 2006 at 08:54:22AM -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> > Axel Thimm wrote:
> > 
> > > On Wed, Jul 19, 2006 at 08:35:53AM -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> > 
> > >> >b) put a sensible default in the guidelines
> > >> 
> > >> IMO, the guidelines already include a sensible default.
> > > 
> > >  In short id -un doesn't make sense, even epoch or target/arch
> > > would make more far more sense in a guideline's BuildRoot.
> > > 
> > > Note that the guidelines are also there to educate people how to write
> > > clean and non-obfuscated specfiles. I'm quite sure the BuildRoot is
> > > cut & pasted in 99.99% of the packages making it a defacto proper
> > > thing to do. If it's bogus we need to fix it and not endorse it
> > > furthermore. 
> > 
> > It's simply my opinion that it's not worth fixing something that isn't
> > broken.
> 
> It's not broken as in "fix all packages that use id -un", it just
> shouldn't be promoted anymore as a default since it makes no
> sense. And given that it does create workload on packager and reviewer
> everytime this will come up again, let's fix it.

Axel, put the exact buildroot that you want to change the guidelines to
use on the todo agenda for tomorrow, and we'll vote on it.

~spot
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