[Fedora-packaging] Re: buildroot race condition

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Wed Mar 14 21:50:14 UTC 2007

On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 10:35:51PM +0100, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On Wed, 2007-03-14 at 20:55 +0100, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 14, 2007 at 07:53:15PM +0100, Enrico Scholz wrote:
> > > Therefore: either let us fix this issue completely ('mkdir
> > > $RPM_BUILD_ROOT'), perhaps with reducing functionality in some use cases
> > > (e.g. %_tmpdir/%username/%name-... buildroot).
> > 
> > Make no mistake: I'm all for doing so, we even voted yesterday, but
> > the vote didn't went well.
> I voted against it, because 
> a) all this is playing with symptoms. The real cause is inside of rpm
> and therefore should be fixed inside of rpm.

That's as helpful as "The real cause of buffer overflows is that C
doesn't handle them, so we should stop fixing them until #C++ double-O
fixes them."

> b) this is all is not a real issue in practice.

Well, you need to pick a side. On odd days in the calendar you require
corner-case buildroot setup that allows mulitple users to builde
xactly the same package with the same evr. On even days the same users
will take a vow to never mess with each other's buildroots.
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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