multlib and splitting packages

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at
Thu Oct 25 19:50:20 UTC 2007

On Thursday 25 October 2007, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Rahul Sundaram (sundaram at said:
> > Bill Nottingham wrote:
> >> Just to note, if you fix multiarch conflicts by moving libraries to
> >> a -libs package, your new -libs package should obsolete the older
> >> versions of the package where the libraries came from. This is so
> >> that yum upgrades work properly.
> >
> > Please add this to the packaging guidelines.
> I'm not seeing an obvious place that this fits.

NamingGuidelines has a chapter that discusses renaming/replacing packages, I 
suppose this would fit pretty nicely there.  Or while at it the whole section 
perhaps moved from NamingGuidelines to somewhere else.

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