Software Management call for RFEs
fweimer at redhat.com
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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