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Re: [Fedora-packaging] BuildRoot



On Tue, 2006-07-25 at 12:07 +0200, Matthias Saou wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Two quickies :
> 
> 1) The current "preferred" BuildRoot which executes "id -u" isn't
> useful when used with mach or mock. I have nothing against it, I just
> don't feel the need to use it... as it's "preferred", I should be able
> to still use any BuildRoot value I want, right? I really simply prefer
> the same, but without forking a useless "id -u" execution.
> 
> Yet another discussion about this here :
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=188461
> (nearly all my review requests change into debates regarding useless
> details...
This isn't a useless detail. Your buildroot is plain broken:

It is not suitable for multi-user environments:

[Citation from a reply to a similar mail from Axel a couple of days
ago.]

# su -l user1
# rpmbuild -bi vtkdata.spec
# exit

# su -l user2
# rpmbuild -bb vtkdata.spec
...
+ rm -rf /var/tmp/vtkdata-5.0.1-4-root
rm: cannot remove
`/var/tmp/vtkdata-5.0.1-4-root/usr/share/vtkdata-5.0.1/Data/cth.vtr':
Permission denied
rm: cannot remove
`/var/tmp/vtkdata-5.0.1-4-root/usr/share/vtkdata-5.0.1/Data/Particles.raw': Permission denied
...

With FE's current buildroot-recommendation this case doesn't happen.

To put it differently: 
Your buildroot regresses in comparison to the recommendation in the
guidelines and therefore is harmful to users rebuilding FE packages.

> If the "preferred" term is changed to "mandatory" in the guidelines, I
> will abide, but continue thinking it's plain silly, and this brings us
> to...
Things are quite simple: I want "a mandatory BuildRoot" to stop this
kind of discussions to stop once and for all times.

Ralf



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