[OpenAFS] Re: upgraded server to 1.4.1 and lost setuid

Derek Atkins warlord@MIT.EDU
Mon, 22 May 2006 14:29:33 -0400

Quoting Derrick J Brashear <shadow@dementia.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.

> Derrick


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