Aggregation upstream projects are BAD (kdesdk for example)

Hans de Goede j.w.r.degoede at
Sat Sep 8 14:35:34 UTC 2007

Jon Ciesla wrote:
>> seth vidal wrote:
>>> On Sat, 2007-09-08 at 15:12 +0200, Hans de Goede wrote:
>>>> Hi All,
>>>> A college of mine wanted to use umbrello in our Universities labs,
>>>> since the
>>>> Linux install there are Fedora he asked me about umbrello for Fedora.
>>>> Since I could NOT find it, I packaged it, see:
>>>> But then I got a comment to the review it was already in Fedora in
>>>> kdesdk. But
>>>> then why on earth doesn't kdesdk have a Provides umbrello so that yum
>>>> install
>>>> umbrello works? Or even better an umbrello sub-package?
>>> File a bug with the maintainer of kdesdk and ask them add provides for
>>> each of the programs that it includes.
>>> Do it for all of the items you think is important. I think that's a fair
>>> thing to do.
>> I forgot to say in my mail I already did that, see:
>> But that still doesn't solve the version interlocking of completely
>> unrelated
>> packages.
> I agree (though I will start the umbrello review, examining all issues but
> the kdesdk one, which appear to be slogging out here :) ), but if kdesdk
> inclused umbrello, even if it does so along with 45 grintwillion other
> applications etc, until they either split out umbrello or include
> Provides, would not the umbrello package Conflict, and isn't that a No-No?
> I'm all for having it sepearate, don't misunderstand, but don't our
> efforts depend somewhat on the actions of the kdesdk maintainer?

Yes they do (depend on the kdesdk maintainer), if I had known in advance that 
umbrello was already packaged, I wouldn't have started it. So if you could 
please review one of my packages from the games SIG instead, it will take a 
while before this gets resolved.



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