[CentOS-devel] Re: Rebuild of coreutils failing

Thu Jun 21 18:44:51 UTC 2007
James Olin Oden <james.oden at gmail.com>

On 6/21/07, Greg Swallow <greg at runlevel7.ca> wrote:
> Charlie Brady wrote:
> > If that is required in order to build, then shouldn't it be listed via
> > a
> > BuildRequires?
> Not according to the Fedora guidelines:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/FullExceptionList
> Greg
The real issue here is that somewhere in the distant past someone
decided to provide a vendor specific find-lang.sh that allows for
symbolic links rather than fixing rpm's find-lang.sh to do this.
Maybe they meant to roll it into rpm at some point, but they didn't.

Also, the exception list is not a very controlled way to run things.
The idea of build requirements is that you should be able to drive a
build soup to nuts through them.  Having an exception list doesn't
marry to that very well....that said its good to know it was