[Fedora-packaging] make install INSTALL="install -p" to guidelines

Christoph Wickert christoph.wickert at googlemail.com
Sun Jul 19 11:15:13 UTC 2009


Am Dienstag, den 14.07.2009, 05:04 +0200 schrieb Ralf Corsepius:
> Jussi Lehtola wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > 
> > 
> > could somebody add a mention of adding INSTALL="install -p" to argument
> > of 'make install' as a fix of preserving the time stamp during install
> > to the packaging guidelines?
> > 
> > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#Timestamps
> > 
> > This really should be in the spec file templates as well, since it's
> > such a common packaging bug (and shouldn't break anything either).
> 
> Well, you are a new-comer to packaging, aren't you?
> 
> Otherwise you'd likely know that "install -p" is highly controversal, 
> because it doesn't guarantee consistency of timestamps and is mostly 
> "eye-candy".

I consider myself an old stager, nevertheless I hear this for the first
time. Can you please tell me where this was discussed in the past? I
couldn't find anything on fedora-devel or fedora-packaging.

I think you tend to describe your POV as the only valid one - even on
controversial topics.

> Ralf

Regards,
Christoph




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