Planned setup.ini changes for early 2018
Mon Jan 15 19:02:00 GMT 2018
On 13/01/2018 18:35, Achim Gratz wrote:
> Jon Turney writes:
>> * De-duplicate source archives
>> Source archives which are identical between x86 and x86_64 will be
>> moved to paths starting src/ in the release area.
> You keep acting like using a new src/ hierarchy was already decided
> upon, yet I don't remember it even getting discussed. So, can we have
> that discussion before decision, please?
The purpose of my original email is to start that discussion.
> To repeat, I think a separate src/ hierarchy would be a mistake, given
> where we are today, although it has a certain appeal from a greenfield
> perspective. But more to the point, there is nothing special about
> source archives (except that they're not architecture specific) that
> warrants putting them into their own hierarchy, IMHO. If they are going
> to get moved on deduplication (there are good reasons to move them and
> these likely outweight the benefits of just deleting them in one side of
> the hierarchy), we already have a place for that and that place is
> noarch/. That keeps everything in working order for folks who for
> whatever reason mirror the repository, even if the only mirror one
If I've understood correctly, your objection is that this will break
installing source packages from mirrors which choose to mirror selected
subdirectories (e.g. x86_64/ and noarch/).
I guess I consider that counterbalanced by the ability to selectively
not mirror src/.
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