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Re: damaged headers are due to FILESTATES RPM_CHAR_TYPE

From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>
Date: Wed 27 Aug 2008 - 21:36:26 CEST
Message-id: <8FDC4B6D-2F14-4EC9-BAF6-67DFBBC3593C@mac.com>

On Aug 27, 2008, at 3:21 PM, Alexey Tourbin wrote:

> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 01:44:15PM -0400, Jeff Johnson wrote:
>>> Anyway, perhaps you should try to persuade SuSE guys that rpm5 is
>>> beneficial for them.  That could be a big win.
>> All the SuSE guys were invited @rpm5.org last October. None  
>> bothered to
>> even acknowledge the invitation. They are certainly still welcome
>> @rpm5.org.
> Is there any benefit for them to join rpm5.org?  There must be a good
> reason.  There's nothing more than that.  (They might know that  
> there's
> a good reason, or they might know that there is not.  This is rather
> non-political argument.)

Asking me what their reason(s) are is pointless. All I know is I asked,
and saw several SuSE developers at both FOSDEM in February and OLS
last month.

There's lots that is dead-on with the OpenSUSE build system. OTOH,
some of the compatibility issues integrating "weak dependencies" and
the other RFE's at
will be tricky, not all of the mentioned problems are properly  
formulated yet imho.

> Well, something what, basically I like rpm5.org because things are
> straight and there's no any kind of political endorsement or whatever.
> I can hack as long as I like and as long as I don't break too much.
> This also means that I can contribute back and forth (even if I don't
> like some of rpm5 new pieces.)  Perhaps this is a good reason for
> developers to join.

;-) Basically why I joined @rpm5.org too.

Have fun, you're doing fine "breaking things" ;-)

Seriously, rpm "make check" is starting to congeal sufficiently
that I'm way less worried about undetected breakage like
RPM_CHAR_TYPE. Yes better "legacy" checks need to be added.

73 de Jeff
Received on Wed Aug 27 21:37:35 2008
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