Bug 1474069 - [Packaging] Please don't ship source file packages
[Packaging] Please don't ship source file packages
Status: NEW
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: eclipse-pydev (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mat Booth
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2017-07-23 10:47 EDT by Christian Stadelmann
Modified: 2017-07-24 14:15 EDT (History)
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Description Christian Stadelmann 2017-07-23 10:47:56 EDT
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How reproducible:
always (caused by packaging)

Steps to Reproduce:
1. download or install eclipse-pydev
2. have a look at the internal file structure

Actual results:
for every folder in /usr/lib/eclipse/plugins, eclipse-pydev contains a source .jar file

Expected results:
Do not contain a source .jar file. Most of the code is written in python, so source code is not required. Source code belongs into a SRPM file.

Additional info:
See https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Source_RPM_Buildtime_Macros for details.
Comment 1 Mat Booth 2017-07-24 05:20:44 EDT
I'm not sure this is true. Can you give an example?

The first few I looked at, e.g.:


These contain only bytecode (i.e. *.class files) and no source at all.

Upstream Pydev makes the choice to install dir-shaped bundles, with the Java bytecode contained in embedded jars that are referenced from the bundle manifest with the "Bundle-ClassPath" directive.

This is admittedly a non-standard way to ship a plug-in, but it is valid nonetheless.
Comment 2 Christian Stadelmann 2017-07-24 14:15:42 EDT
The folder where the source files are installed: /usr/lib/eclipse/droplets/pydev-core/eclipse/plugins

An example: com.python.pydev.debug.source_5.8.0.v20170616-0956.jar in that folder.

PS: sorry, I put the wrong path in comment #0.

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