[Fedora-packaging] No pre-built applications rule

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Sun Sep 17 08:38:16 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-09-16 at 22:08 -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> Hey guys,
> It's come to my attention that we don't have a "Packages must be built
> from source, no precompiled binaries" rule in the current guidelines.  I
> think this is an oversight as the Binary Firmware section:
> http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#BinaryFirmware
> implies this for the specific case of firmware.
> How about something like:
> "Packages must be built from source code.  Including pre-built programs
> or libraries is strictly forbidden.  A select few exceptions are made
> for binary firmware.  Please see
> http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#BinaryFirmware
> for details."
> And on ReviewGuidelines:
> "Must: The package must be built from source.  No pre-built programs or
> libraries are acceptable."
> Thoughts, opinions welcome.

Might another exception be needed for the bootstrapping procedures for
new compilers, e.g. some of the lisp/haskell compilers in Extras?


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