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Re: [CVS] RPM: rpm/ CHANGES rpm/macros/ macros.rpmbuild.in rpm/scripts/ Ma...

From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>
Date: Sun 10 Apr 2011 - 16:43:39 CEST
Message-id: <7640FB81-941D-457D-9955-2D869C211AFB@mac.com>

On Apr 10, 2011, at 10:36 AM, Per Øyvind Karlsen wrote:

> 
> But perl people tend to suffer from/inherit some brain damage at one
> level or another, so I'm trying to place my expectations realistically
> and be prepared for the typical lack of consistency in the perl world..
> 

Well rpm is known to cause brain cancer and insanity, and is
(at least) as dangerous as perl is. 

>> 
>> My criteria SHOULD be obvious:
>>        What is distributed by @rpm5.org MUST be vendor-neutral.
>> That is the policy since day -7 here @rpm5.org.
> 
> Not that much mandriva-specific macros that's been commited, cleaning up
> and generalizing multiarch support should make it a useful functionality that
> can be use by everyone, even if not enabled by default..
> 

Careful here too: claiming "should" doesn't make an implementation "useful".

ATM, the Mandriva derived distro monoculture are the *only* distros I'm
aware of attempting multiarch through macros.

That's a fact, Jack.

73 de Jeff

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