Archive:PackagingDrafts/Use Better Source

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Rahul Sundaram (mether)


To avoid post import cleanup like the following

I propose that we add a section to that recommends packagers to pick the best source.

This will be a tip in the SourceURL page:

Smallest Compressed Archive
If the upstream source archive is available in multiple compressed formats that our tools can decompress it's best to use the one that is smallest in size. This ensures the smallest source rpm to save space on the mirrors and downloads of source RPM packages.