Re: [PATCH v2 4/5] kbuild: srcrpm-pkg: create source package without cleaning

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On Mon, Jan 30, 2023 at 2:29 AM Masahiro Yamada <masahiroy@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> I guess you are talking about kernel-devel-*.rpm
> (and linux-headers-.deb).
> They are not useful for building external modules
> written in Rust since they do not contain *.rmeta etc.
> I am not caring about that because Rust support is not
> mature enough yet.

Yeah, that is what I meant, i.e. since the Rust ML was Cc'd, I checked
and wanted to say removing `rust` from there was OK (an `Acked-by`
seemed too much for just that line :).

> I stopped hard-coding the top-level directories.
> The resulting source package still contains all check-in files
> under rust/, so it is good from the source package perspective.

Sounds good to me.

> 5/5 changed the behavior because rpm-pkg re-uses the
> *.src.rpm generated by srcrpm-pkg.


> Having *.src.rpm in the kernel tree seems Redhat's preference.
> Commit 8818039f959b2efc0d6f2cb101f8061332f0c77e
> added --define='_srcrpmdir $(srctree)'.

Thanks for the details! I just noticed it, so I thought I would let
you know just in case.

(Perhaps it could be useful to mention this change in the output in
the commit message.)

> In contrast, binary rpm files are generated under rpmbuild/RPMS/.
> I want to fix this inconsistency, though.

That would be nice.


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