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Bug 877811 - sys-boot/efibootmgr: switch to release tarballs?
Summary: sys-boot/efibootmgr: switch to release tarballs?
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Mike Gilbert
Depends on:
Reported: 2022-10-21 05:51 UTC by Sam James
Modified: 2022-10-21 13:11 UTC (History)
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Description Sam James archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2022-10-21 05:51:22 UTC
efibootmgr seems to have release tarballs at e.g.

Could we switch to them? Thanks!
Comment 1 Mike Gilbert gentoo-dev 2022-10-21 13:11:45 UTC
The only difference between the "release tarballs" and the github-generated ones is an RPM spec file that we ignore anyway.

The relevant target in the Makefile runs git archive, unpacks the resulting tarball, generates efibootmgr.spec, and then repacks the archive.

So yes, we could switch, but without really gaining anything by it.