[Libreoffice] killing EPM ...

Petr Mladek pmladek at suse.cz
Mon Nov 1 05:42:16 PDT 2010

Christian Lohmaier píše v Po 25. 10. 2010 v 22:36 +0200:
> Hi Michael,
> On Mon, Oct 25, 2010 at 10:10 PM, Michael Meeks
> <michael.meeks at novell.com> wrote:
> >        Soo ... I hate EPM ;-) not sure if that is a universal feeling, but it
> > certainly fouls up the compilation, deps and smoke-testing process.
> Well - never did play foul on any of the tinderboxes/buildslaves.
> >        Do we use EPM for building the generic Linux builds though ? and if so,
> > should we ? ;-) and/or is that hyper-useful for tinderboxes / etc. ? In
> > general I'd prefer to default to --disable-epm anyway.
> What makes the packaging complicated is not epm, it is the huge
> perl-stuff that is surrounding it. (not because it is perl, but that
> it is overengineered, more complicated than necessary, etc.)
> So whether you call epm <epm'slistfile> or rpmbuld -bb <rpmspecfile>
> doesn't make a real difference to me. The way how that epmlistfile/the
> specfile is created is.

Yup, we still use epm for the official Linux build, so we should keep
this functionality until we have a better solution. Though, we could
disable it by default.

Best Regards,

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