Software Management call for RFEs

Phil Knirsch pknirsch at
Thu May 23 14:54:06 UTC 2013

On 05/23/2013 04:47 PM, Paul Flo Williams wrote:
> John.Florian at wrote:
>>> From: Rahul Sundaram <metherid at>
>>> What I would like to see is
>>> solid git integration. Git has become the standard distributed vcs
>>> and github and google code etc have stopped hosting tarballs and/or
>>> discouraging it and GNOME is planning to do that as well.  If Source
>>> URL could point directly to a git url with a hash or git tag, we
>>> would benefit.
>> Amen to that!  I roll my own rpms daily from locally developed sources
>> where we have no policy of pushing tarballs.  From everything I've ever
>> been able to figure out, it's necessary for me to make temporary tarballs
>> just to feed rpmbuild.  It always seems such a huge waste of time,
>> especially for very large packages.
> RPM would still be making tarballs behind the scenes, even with better
> integration with git, wouldn't it? -- you still need the ability to make
> SRPMs.

But rpm could just do a git-tar-tree behind the scenes, which sounds 
easy enough.

Thanks & regards, Phil

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