On Tue, 2008-11-18 at 11:11 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
Le Mar 18 novembre 2008 09:32, Ralf Corsepius a écrit :
> On Tue, 2008-11-18 at 03:08 -0500, Jens Petersen wrote:
>> > As I wrote before, I don't think we could win a lot by automating.
>> Well I tend to agree now: a good set of templates and rpm macros
>> seems the right way to go.
> No, rpm macros are the road to ruin a distro.
> Once they are used in a distro, they impose major portability issues
> and are close to impossible to get rid.
Unfortunately, deploying fonts requires scriptlets to manage
thefontconfig cache, font packages are often huge and need splitting,
and sriplets + subpackages = boom without a minimal automation.
and the other files in this directory, and propose ameliorations
before we make it the backbone of our Fedora 11 font packages.
I will vote against
this proposal and this package.
All these macros do is causing further pollution of the rpm macros,
break many details (try rpmbuild --define '_datadir /opt/foo' and add
further cross distro-portability issues (Consider RHEL3 or rpm's from
May be you recall the issues with Mandrake / Mandriva macros and with
SuSE-macros, now you seem to be wanting to conduct Fedora into the same