On 14. 05. 21 16:58, Stephen Gallagher wrote:
Oh, I absolutely understand that this will lead to dependency
trimming. However, such things are*also* possible via
conditionalizing the Rawhide specfile (which remains the recommended
approach, because it means you don't have to maintain a separate
To be fair, I don't think the reasoning here for why this remains the
recommended approach is sound. Compere your statement with:
"""Conditionalizing the Rawhide specfile can be used for dependency
trimming. However, such things are *also* possible via maintaining a
separate branch (which remains the recommended approach, because it
means you don't have conditionale the Rawhide specfile)."""
Technically, when presented with two mutually exclusive options A and B,
saying "A is a better option, because it avoids option B" does not feel
like a fair argument.
Disclaimer: I am not writing this email to discuss once again whether
%ifs or branches are better (we disagree on that one and we both know
it) nor to discuss which option should be the recommended one (I think
we cannot have that discussion before we see eln branches working). I
just wanted to point out the problem in the statement.