Core Packages in Violation of the Fedora Naming Guidelines

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Wed Jul 12 17:43:15 UTC 2006

On Wed, Jul 12, 2006 at 06:17:04PM +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > For a (theoretical) example, say I decide that the libGL/libGLU dependency
> > isn't such a big deal, and so decide to merge the wxGTK-gl subpackage back
> > into the main wxGTK package for FC6 and on. However, I don't want to force
> > this onto the existing FC5 package, since I don't want to make surprising
> > changes for people on running systems. To me, it makes sense at this point
> > to fork the spec file and tag the older releases with their proper name.
> Remember tagging is an hint, nothing more, you can rename rpms to whatever
> you want, so relying on the dist to have packages installed on the "right"
> version is dangerous.

Okay. That doesn't seem relevant.

> The only safe thing are R + BR in a context where people don't do
> full-distro regular updates for badnwidth reasons or others.

BR? BuildRequires?

> Dist is a wonderful thing, but do not try to replace the dep resolver with
> fuzzy dist matching. (it does not work terribly for that other os)

Okay. Again, doesn't seem relevant to what I'm saying.

Matthew Miller           mattdm at          <>
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