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SubjectRe: usbutils 0.81 release
On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 22:48, Alan Stern <> wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Apr 2009, Greg KH wrote:
>> Kay Sievers (11):
>>       rename ->
>>       delete spec file
> Why delete the spec file?  Don't you want to keep it for people who
> would like to build an RPM?

Spec files are much too distro specific, they all contain custom
distro variables, reference package names which are not the same
across distros. They usually don't even agree on the directories the
stuff is installed into. The usb.ids file as an example, is in a
different location on every distro i have seen. :)

There is in most cases no point in keeping outdated spec files or
debian directories in upstream source packages. The best when updating
a package, is to start with the one that is in the source rpm of the
distro one uses.

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