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Re: Creating patch rpms

From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>
Date: Sun 08 Nov 2009 - 04:01:28 CET
Message-id: <B46571D9-4D3B-4F34-853B-4F3E6F13815F@mac.com>

On Nov 7, 2009, at 5:33 PM, R P Herrold wrote:

> 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.
>


I see you've omitted the other Big Lie in RPM.

The goal of
	Transactionally Protected Package Management
should make rpm (even if not yet rpmbuild) an honest
program again ;-)

73 de Jeff
Received on Sun Nov 8 04:01:58 2009
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