On Tue, Jul 10, 2018 at 10:36:08AM -0500, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> I haven't written any scripts which modify specfiles, only scripts which
> find issues. And in any case:
> Besides... this is git. And rawhide. If I broke something seriously
> then I or any maintainer or any provenpackager can revert the commit.
> Really, if we just waited until every spec maintainer had a chance to
> ack every script that's used to modify packages, there would be no point
> in ever trying to do automated cleanup. Sorry, but my work with Fedora
> will be aimed towards progress, not sitting around not changing anything
> for fear of potentially breaking something.
> The removals of %defattr that I did a few hours ago were done by hand,
> not scripted. I don't doubt that there's a reasonable chance that I
> could have screwed up one or two out of nearly 2700 packages. That's
thank you Jason for doing this. IMHO we need to embrace this approach.
As you write, it is the path for progress and I hope we have more of
these automatic cleanups to reduce the need for manual interventions as
much as possible.
I second that. We need to remove old cruft from packaging and Jason is
doing a great job.