[OpenAFS] Re: upgraded server to 1.4.1 and lost setuid
Mon, 22 May 2006 14:29:33 -0400
Quoting Derrick J Brashear <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On Mon, 22 May 2006, Joe Buehler wrote:
>> Derrick J Brashear wrote:
>>> How about the scripts that ship with the RPM, as opposed to in the
>>> tarball, like, say, the init script?
>> This discussion brings up the question -- why is the RPM not built
>> solely from the tarball? Is there some reason to keep it separate?
> Derek edits the spec file often after the release has been tagged and
> cut, so there's a skew problem. This is one of the problems with a
> voluntary project such as it is.
There are a bunch of other packaging scripts which really don't belong
in OpenAFS, because they are linux/RPM specific. I don't think OpenAFS
needs to have all that extra cruft in it. Moreover, there are additional
patches that I include in the RPM that we couldn't easily do if the SPEC
were part of the tarball.
So the editing and skew issues are only a subset of everything involved.
I DO publish all the information you need to rebuild.. I publish the SRPM,
but I also publish the SOURCES and SPECS directories, too, so you can see
what I'm doing easily.
Derek Atkins, SB '93 MIT EE, SM '95 MIT Media Laboratory
Member, MIT Student Information Processing Board (SIPB)
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