On Tue, Jul 03, 2018 at 02:02:16PM -0500, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
I ran the find-needless-defattr command from
to find specfiles which
include a non-default-changing %defattr as the first line of a %files
section. This found 2513 packages. Because this number is so large, I
was not able to verify each result manually but I did check a random
sample of 50 packages and found the results to be correct.
change is so simple, I may begin doing automated cleanup once F29
branches but feel free to fix your packages at any time. Since I am
running this against the nightly specfile tarball, a rebuild is not
needed for the script to notice that a package has been fixed.
What about just doing a mass specfile update now? I think asking
individual maintainers to fix their packages isn't worth their
time. It's a safe change, just announce it, and patch all 2513
packages a week later, without building. Also, there's no reason imho
to delay this until after branching, now is very good time for this
kind of fix.