[HELP] Changing source archive in srpm

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at gmail.com
Thu Feb 19 21:53:31 UTC 2009

Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-02-18 at 16:17 -0600, Jeffrey Ollie wrote:
>> I need to remove some files from the Asterisk tarballs (one for legal
>> reasons, the other for size/redundancy issues).
> This sounds fishy. I'm not sure it ever makes sense to remove a file
> from an upstream tarball for 'size/redundancy issues'. After all, we're
> not shipping the source tarball anywhere but in the SRPMs, which are
> only on mirrors, and I'm not aware of some huge space pressure problem
> there that you'd be solving by stripping files from tarballs.
We store source tarballs in SRPMS and the lookaside cache.  The SRPMS
end up on mirrors, on fileservers inside our buildsystem, and on DVDs.
None of this invalidates your other points, though.


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