[maemo-developers] Proposal: Karma-Whores protection mailing list

From: Anderson Lizardo anderson.lizardo at openbossa.org
Date: Mon Jan 4 17:42:00 EET 2010
On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 11:16 AM, Marius Vollmer
<marius.vollmer at nokia.com> wrote:
> ext Anderson Lizardo <anderson.lizardo at openbossa.org> writes:
>> Is maemo-optify-deb run on autobuilder inside the scratchbox target
>> and after all dependencies have been installed?
> Yes.  It is run after the package archives have been built and after
> pymaemo-optify has done its thing.  So maybe it is best just to look for
> the effect that pymaemo-optify has.  Maybe pymaemo-optify could even
> just "echo none >debian/optify"...  I'll have to have a closer look at
> how pymaemo-optify actually works...

pymaemo-optify currently works on run-time (using the bind mount
trick), so it does not modify any packages. Only python2.5 was changed
to depend on pymaemo-optify, so it is guaranteed to be installed along
with python applications.

> (We should also think about folding pymaemo-optify into maemo-optify
> completely, but that can be done later as well.)

Given that pymaemo-optify currently does not manipulate the packages
themselves, but works at "low level" by bind-mounting Python
directories, I think the _current_ version cannot be merged with

>> This together with the direct dependency check (i.e. looking by
>> pymaemo-optify or python or python2.5 on Depends) would make a good
>> heuristic (in my opinion).
> Well, the direct dependency check wouldn't do anything useful anymore,
> or would it?  (I.e., has-dependency || pymaemo-optify-is-installed ==
> pymaemo-optify-is-installed.)

Yes, having pymaemo-optify installed after .deb's have been created
would be a indication of that package depending (directly or
indirectly) on some Python package during build. But it does not
guarantee the package which maemo-deb-optify is running on actually
depends on python during runtime. But I agree having just one
heuristic would be better (IMHO), others could be added if/where

My two cents,
Anderson Lizardo
OpenBossa Labs - INdT
Manaus - Brazil
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