[CentOS-devel] specspo issue, and not an RPM issue

R P Herrold

herrold at centos.org
Mon Apr 6 21:21:01 UTC 2009

On Mon, 6 Apr 2009, Brandon Davidson wrote:

> I'm moving this here from from the QA list. For those who 
> missed the original thread, it's linked from the bug report.

Not fixing the subject, sadly.  no RPM issue here; possibly a 
patching strategy issue in specspo

also by you filed at: http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=3517

which bug notes at the end:

> Packages with inappropriate translations include rhnlib, 
> rhn-client-tools, rhnsd, rhn-setup-gnome, and mysqlclient10. 
> This list is incomplete; the specspo patch is in need of a 
> full review

and a couple more things jump out at me.  By and large, I see 
NO dark art here, requiring that such a review and proposed 
fix cannot be done by anyone, diffing the present upstream 
original and the last shipped patches (once CentOS variant 
SRPMs are retrievable), and ...

frankly, who _cares_ to install packages which ** cannot ** 
work as upstream does not release the server side sources for 
the RHN, such that we cannot replicate it (it not being clear 
that we have a desire as a project to so proceed)

I would apply a 'lazy fix', next time we have occasion to 
visit the underlying packages, at most

-- Russ herrold

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