[Mageia-dev] unpackaged files lurking in the weeds

Colin Guthrie mageia at colin.guthr.ie
Fri Jun 15 16:00:48 CEST 2012

'Twas brillig, and D.Morgan at 15/06/12 14:38 did gyre and gimble:
> On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 3:23 PM, David Walser <luigiwalser at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> --- On Fri, 6/15/12, Colin Guthrie <mageia at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:
>>> From: Colin Guthrie <mageia at colin.guthr.ie>
>>> Subject: Re: [Mageia-dev] unpackaged files lurking in the weeds
>>> To: "Mageia development mailing-list" <mageia-dev at mageia.org>
>>> Cc: "David Walser" <luigiwalser at yahoo.com>
>>> Date: Friday, June 15, 2012, 4:53 AM
>>> 'Twas brillig, and David Walser at
>>> 15/06/12 01:42 did gyre and gimble:
>>>> So, maybe we should do something about this.  My
>>> preference would
>>>> have rpm still complain about unpackaged %excluded
>>> files, but not
>>>> die, just give a warning instead.
>>> Personally, I don't see the point in using %exclude to
>>> exclude files
>>> completely from all sub packages. We can just use "rm" in
>>> the the
>>> %install section for that (we typically already do that to
>>> remove *.la
>>> files for example).
>>> So for me %exclude should only operate on subpackage file
>>> list and
>>> should only be useful to undo any wildcard inclusions:
>>> e.g.
>>> %files
>>> %{_libdir}/foo/*
>>> %exclude %{_libdir}/foo/something-in-another-sub-package
>>> %files -n sub
>>> %{_libdir}/foo/something-in-another-sub-package
>>> That kind of thing.
>>> That, to me, seems most logical. I'm not sure what the
>>> upstream
>>> behaviour is, but I would agree that we should follow it all
>>> the same
>>> even if the goal would be to push for upstream changes when
>>> needed.
>>> Cheers
>>> Col
>> So, if we want to follow Colin's suggestion, we drop the patch.  The patch changes upstream behavior, and adds the extra usage of %exclude, which as Colin and I pointed out, you can just rm things in %install (or patch Makefiles) instead.
> i wrote in big letters to be sure everybody reads well.


Yeah, that patch hasn't existed in our code for a long time it seems.

Both rpm in mga1 and in mga2 don't have it applied. The link David sent
originally is an old release it seems.



Colin Guthrie

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