[CentOS] spec file frustration (rant)

Wed Dec 14 10:48:45 UTC 2016
Leonard den Ottolander <leonard at den.ottolander.nl>

Hello Valeri,

On Tue, 2016-12-13 at 17:21 -0600, Valeri Galtsev wrote:
> That is inevitable: some of the tools/projects to work may require you to
> bring a huge external infrastructure if you want to use them. This has no
> way around.

The point is not that one requires (many) tools to build a project, the
problem is that tools like f.e. composer make it unclear to the user
what exactly is being pulled from where and for what reason and whether
the pulled sources are being verified with checksums. Just providing a
text with a set of requirements and urls makes it much easier for the
user to verify the sources. It's about transparency.


mount -t life -o ro /dev/dna /genetic/research