[Bug 3152] Review request: dropbox-repo - 3rd-party repo package for Dropbox client

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Thu Feb 6 16:12:22 CET 2014


--- Comment #46 from Alec Leamas <leamas.alec at gmail.com> 2014-02-06 16:12:22 CET ---
(In reply to comment #45)
> (In reply to comment #43)
> > (In reply to comment #42)
> > > (In reply to comment #41)
> > > > No, %global will not work, the use here requires lazy evaluation.
> > > Wrong, you are using %name before it's defined.
> > Yes, that's the current usage and the reason %define is used instead of
> > %global. It's a deliberate decision form my side.
> Why? IMO, what you are doing is bad coding.
We have important things to discuss. %define vs %global is IMHO not on that
list. I have updated the spec in place, hopefully ending this discussion. To be
honest, it didn't clutter things as I thought it would.

> > > Are the reasons behind the requirement to increment the NVR each time you
> > > change something really so difficult to comprehed?
> > Hey, is this personal?
> Not yet, but to be honest, you are gradually provoking it.
> May be you don't notice that not incrementing the NVR unneccessarily
> complicates reviews.
If it's important for you it's no problem for me to update the NVR even if it's
not required by the GL. I have no interest to provoke anyone. 

> > Finally, how do you plan to handle the case of 3rd parties adding
> > > /etc/yum.repos.d/*repo files themselves?
> > > 
> > > Note: Any remote repository, at any time can do so, which at minium will break
> > > a user's installation.
> > For the case there already is a repo file installed when installing
> > dropbox-repo refer to 
> > https://lists.rpmfusion.org/pipermail/rpmfusion-developers/2014-February/016552.html
> >  (near bottom).
> > 
> > If one tries to install a package with a repo file after dropbox-repo is
> > insrtalled, there will be a conflict. Isn't this as it should?
> In Fedora, conflicts are not supposed to happen.
> > User can always edit the repo file. After all, it's a configuration file.
> A file marked %config will not conflict, but are you sure an upstream added
> /etc/yum.repos.d/*repo be marked %config?
> As I repeatly said, it's all out of your control, so you must take maximum
> precautions for your package to work smoothly. ATM, I don't have any idea how
> to achieve this.

As I have said earlier, it's possible to block any repo file changes done
during installation of e. g., dropbox using triggers in dropbox-repo. I don't
feel like this should be necessary in this case, but it could be done. The only
drawback is really added complexity.

If I did this, would that be satisfying?

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