[Rpm-maint] [PATCH] Allow '--short-circuit' for '-bb'

Lubomir Rintel lkundrak at v3.sk
Thu Jun 17 16:22:31 UTC 2010

On Thu, 2010-06-17 at 17:50 +0200, Michal Schmidt wrote:
> Short-circuiting has been intentionally only allowed for the %build and
> %install stages, but not for the final building of the binary package.
> The supposed reason for having this limitation is that it's necessary to
> ensure the repeatability of builds.

Must be clear to everyone that it's bullshit. RPM makes no guarantees
about reproducibility either with or without short-circuitting. If
anything, probably mock does.

I've tried to convince both Jeff and Panu in past, neither was able to
leave the borders of religious issues. Good luck to you! And thank you!

By the way: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=478463

>    (No offence meant to Lubomir. I admire his hack and am grateful for
>    it. And I'm sure he'll be glad when shortrpm will no longer be
>    necessary.)

I'll celebrate that day.


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