[CentOS] spec file frustration (rant)

Tue Dec 13 23:09:42 UTC 2016
John R Pierce <pierce at hogranch.com>

On 12/13/2016 2:35 PM, Nicolas Kovacs wrote:
> That's why I'm running Slackware on most of my systems.

that doesn't solve the issue of various FOSS projects using all kinda 
whacky build toolkits and requirements.

one tool I wanted to build a few weeks ago depended on common lisp.

another package I wanted to play with required this whole complex python 
infrastructure which I'd never seen or heard of before (Im not a python 
dev although I can follow bits of code, and even make minor changes), 
and the build commands in that infrastructure were pulling in source 
packages from various servers all over the world, which kinda scared me 
from a security standpoint.

john r pierce, recycling bits in santa cruz