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Re: Creating patch rpms

From: R P Herrold <herrold@owlriver.com>
Date: Sat 07 Nov 2009 - 23:33:22 CET
Message-ID: <alpine.LRH.2.00.0911071724390.2803@arj.bjyevire.pbz>
On Sat, 7 Nov 2009, Jeff Johnson wrote:

> OK. Please note that distributing patches, while a perfectly common
> and useful methodolgy, is fundamentally at odds with RPM's original
> design goals:

> 	Virgin sources, with patches applied, built reproducibly.


From the crypt (rpm-list from years past):

On Wed, 15 Jan 2003, Jeff Johnson wrote:

> FWIW, there are 2 big lies in rpm:
>       1) reproducible builds.
>
> #1 is true iff one knows how to set up a build environment.

-- Russ herrold
Received on Sun Nov 8 03:54:56 2009
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