[packman] Packaging standards dropping?
kieltux at gmail.com
Fri Feb 20 17:38:05 CET 2015
On Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:09:30 -0800
Shawn W Dunn <sfalken at cloverleaf-linux.org> wrote:
> On Thu, 2015-02-19 at 07:58 -0600, Malcolm wrote:
> > Hi
> > Just an observation that maybe needs clarification to pmbs users, a
> > mention on the openSUSE forum of the following package tweaked my
> > interest, so went to check it out;
> > https://pmbs.links2linux.de/package/show/Extra/UEFITool
> > Why has the pristine tarball been changed, it should be as
> > downloaded, yes?
> > No updated changes file?
> > No peer review, AFAIK, package updates should be branched into the
> > users home project, updated and submitted, not directly committed.
> > I see no reason for this package not to be built on OBS to help
> > reduce build load.
> Offhand, it looks as if it is a version bump from 0.20.2 to 0.20.3,
> but for some reason, the Maintainer isn't using the proper tarball,
> or at lease renaming it in a poor manner....
> Upstream @ https://github.com/LongSoft/UEFITool Is showing the 0.20.3
> tarball to be named 0.20.3.tar.gz which is a terrible naming
> convention, granted, but at least it tells you which version it is.
> If a tarball is going to be renamed by the Maintainer for clarity, I
> think UEFITool-0.20.3.tar.gz is a far better idea, than just calling
> it UEFITool.tar.gz, for traceability.
A nice "trick" to get correct named tarballs at github:
In this case:
Linux - Das System fuer schlaue Maedchen ;)
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