[Rpm-maint] [PATCH] Remove anti-cheating protection for --short-circuit

Florian Weimer fweimer at redhat.com
Tue Mar 1 10:50:55 UTC 2016

On 03/01/2016 11:42 AM, Michael Schroeder wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 29, 2016 at 08:53:14PM +0100, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> This protection is in the way if the --short-circuit -bb is used to
>> build packages for testing the effects of complex dependency changes
>> in a spec file.
> What do you mean by "in the way"?

You cannot use these packages for dependency testing because they are
not installable without --no-deps.  Testing spec files with different
dependency specifications (without full rebuilds) is a valid use case
for --short-circuit -bb, I think.  Carlos would have benefited from this
recently for glibc (where build times are substantial)

> The protection was added for a reason...

I think the reason is not valid.  If you build a package locally against
a potentially unclean build environment, that produces equally dodgy
packages, and you can't tell from the RPMs, either.


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