[Fedora-packaging] Use of dos2unix in %prep

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at gmail.com
Wed Jan 21 23:53:08 UTC 2009

Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> While a package was being reviewed, the reviewer picked up on a use of
> the 'dos2unix --keepdate' command:
>   https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=478640
> The guidelines do indeed say not to use dos2unix, because quote "that
> can cause build fail on FC3" (like I care).
>   http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#Rpmlint_Errors

This discussion has ranged far afield of the original post.

So, does anyone know of a reason to keep the dos2unix warning?  Does it
affect EPEL4?  If that's the only place we need to worry about, we
should mention it but see no reason to definitively say not to use it.


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