TeX Live 2008/9 packaging and you
jnovy at redhat.com
Fri Jun 5 12:02:54 UTC 2009
On Thu, Jun 04, 2009 at 09:57:07AM -0400, Tom spot Callaway wrote:
> On 06/04/2009 04:20 AM, Jindrich Novy wrote:
> > This is a fedora-package-review nightmare. I certainly don't want to
> > go through 500+ new package reviews ;-) This would also lead in ugly
> > hacks on texlive.spec generator side.
> Yes, but if these packages are as simple as I expect them to be, we can
> get it done. I'll volunteer to help review these.
> I think that is the simplest way to minimize pain on end-users and updates.
Ok, so let's consider the thousand srpms way.
Not sure about it, but is there a possibility of mass package review?
I mean especially a typical case of 90% TL packages which will only
differ in description, summary, NVR and filelist.
My point is that even if I create a script to generate all the
hundreds of package review bugzillas, every package could be reviewed
by someone else with different objections/RFEs. Despite all the
bugzilla/mail pollution and waste of resources I'm still unable to maintain
so many reviews. Mainly because specs are automatically generated so a
change in one spec affect all others.
> It's probably also worth having either metapackages or comps groups for
> the various collections.
There are 84 such metapackages in TL, mainly divided to lang
support/fonts/native docs. There are 10 scheme metapackages on top of
them so maybe having separate comp groups for them is a good idea.
Jindrich Novy <jnovy at redhat.com> http://people.redhat.com/jnovy/
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