Software Management call for RFEs

Florian Weimer fweimer at
Thu May 23 09:22:14 UTC 2013

On 05/22/2013 11:18 PM, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:

> (5) Almost all %pre/%post scripts need to be eliminated.  There's no
> reason that RPM can't detect when a shared library is being installed.

I'd like to see this for the configuration of the source tree during the 
build process (up to and including the %prep stage).  Right now, just 
applying the patches can require a system image which provides the build 
dependencies.  Many %prep scripts also leave behind random stuff for 
developer convenience (think "patch -b"), and this interferes with 
things like generating diffs or source tree indexing.  And right now, 
accessing the actual source code is computationally expensive.

Florian Weimer / Red Hat Product Security Team

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