OpenH264 in Fedora

Alberto Ruiz aruiz at
Wed Nov 6 15:40:46 UTC 2013

On Wed, 2013-11-06 at 16:15 +0100, Reindl Harald wrote:
> > It's only a nightmare because we've steadfastly refused to build the
> > tools to a) track library bundling inside app-bundles b) automate bundle
> > rebuilds c) force replacement of bundle contents either by sysadmin
> > action or by policy.
> > 
> > Let's not confuse the current state of the world with the world we'd
> > like to build.
> if you are doing all the above statet you re-invent the wheel
> currently existing with the name RPM or DEB.....

Hey Reindl,

Quite the contrary, a bundle should not modify the operating system or
compromise its integrity, think about it, if a user installs Chrome in
Fedora today (and if we render the default Firefox experience unusable
for WebRTC, people will) he gets a new Yum repo in its system without
any notice...

If the RPM repo breaks, yum will stop working... (if some repo fails to
answer yum will quit with an error) so with the current model you are
encouraging third parties to push for ways to shoot yourself in the

Think about it for a moment, we are encouraging third party apps to mess
with our entire system just because we don't have any other channel to
deliver end user applications or third party extensions (codecs,
fonts, ...) than the system wide channel where all the system critical
stuff goes to. As I mentioned in another thread, you can deliver those
bundles as rpms if we wanted, but they have to be scriptless
(pre/postinstall etc) and they need to live in a different yum reposet
and rpmdb than the things we consider integral parts of the operating

Alberto Ruiz

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