[CentOS-devel] Centos Stream - src.rpms?

Sat Dec 12 15:33:36 UTC 2020
Leon Fauster <leonfauster at googlemail.com>

Am 12.12.20 um 10:39 schrieb Nico Kadel-Garcia:
> On Fri, Dec 11, 2020 at 11:39 AM Leon Fauster via CentOS-devel
> <centos-devel at centos.org> wrote:
>> Am 11.12.20 um 15:07 schrieb Antal Nemeš:
>>> Hi,
>>> Will src.rpm packages be made available for Stream repositories?
>>> Currently, I see only empty subdirs for 8-stream at https://vault.centos.org/centos/8-stream/
>> I haven't checked but take a look at git.centos.org (c8s tag) ...
> There is *always* a potential mismatch between a git repo and the
> source actually used for building an RPM. SRPM's also have a gpg
> signature, git repos do not, and establishing provenance can be
> adventuresome. So can setting up the variety of git epos, along with
> the source tarballs, to assemble in a local compilation environment
> for local rpmbuild or mock.
> So can stunning foolishness like the Fedora SRPM for chromium, which
> includes specific source files in the SRPM only if compiled on a
> specific operating system. I just noticed trying to backport Chromium
> 87 to CentOS 7.

Sure, I would also like to see such SRPMs but as you see it for C8, 
there are no SRPMs anymore on RedHat's ftp/http servers, the sources
are consolidated in git now. Maybe someone from RH could highlight
this aspect (C8S) here a bit more ...