On Mon, May 14, 2012 at 03:02:23PM +0200, Tomas Radej wrote:
I was wondering if Packaging Guidelines could be amended so that even when
creating tarball from VCS, using a standalone shell script would be
). I believe this could allow easier reviews and package updates as there
would be no need to copy&paste code from comments, and checking for
package's checksum could be (at least partially) automated for the
What do you think?
Automating of the package's checksum won't work for many VCS's . git,
instance, does not preserve timestamps. So the tarball created from a git
snapshot will have a different checksum for each checkout.
I personally prefer to have the checkout instructions in comments. It makes
it easier to review what the person did and interrupts my thoughts less when
I can see what the person did to produce the tarball in the same window as
I'm looking at the spec file. Having to open up a second file to see if the
checkout commands are hitting the canonical source repository and that they
contain enough information to checkout only a single version is