[Rpm-maint] roadmap for brp-* and check-*

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at laiskiainen.org
Mon Nov 1 09:29:16 UTC 2010

On Mon, 1 Nov 2010, Alexey Gladkov wrote:

> 31.10.2010 14:01, Panu Matilainen wrote:
>> No particular plans at the moment, but enhancements are of course welcome
>> in that area too. Do you have something specific in mind?
> I would try to create an infrastructure and set of checks for the
> correct package with a mechanism for turning on and off at the
> discretion of each vendor.

Ok. Of course it's already possible for vendors to disable and enable 
these checks as they please by (re)defining %__os_install_post to include 
what they want. That works decently for the vendor level, but is clumsy 
for packagers when you come across the inevitable situation where one of 
the checks comes up with a false positive or the brp-* scripts break 
something and you'd like to disable that one bit.

So if you have cool new check- / brp- scripts up your sleeve, there's no 
problem including them right now. Whether any new scripts should be 
enabled in the default configuration of upstream rpm is a case-by-case 
decision, and in any case vendors can pick and choose what they please.
A better infrastructure for switching these on and off would be a nice 
extra bonus :)

 	- Panu -

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