Fedora Packaging Committee Meeting (2006-06-29)

Tom 'spot' Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Fri Jun 30 14:34:37 UTC 2006

The Fedora Packaging Committee met yesterday (June 29, 2006). 
Full minutes of this meeting and the full IRC log of the meeting can be
found here: http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Minutes

Here are the minutes from this meeting:

      * All members in attendance, except Michael Schwendt, who has not
        yet accepted (or declined) the invitation to join. 
      * It was agreed that all decisions by the Fedora Packaging
        Committee would be decided by a majority vote of 6. Thus, a 6
        member quorum is required. If the committee adds/removes
        members, the quorum amount will be revisited. 
      * The moderator (TomCallaway) started going through the list of
        open issues found here: Packaging/GuidelinesTodo 
      * On the first issue, libexecdir, the Committee voted to add text
        to the Guidelines permitting the use of %{_libexecdir} in Fedora
        packages even though it is not currently part of the FHS. The
        issue passed with 6 yes votes, 0 no votes, 4 members
      * The Committee also voted to recommend that subdirs be used in %
        _libexecdir where upstream shows no clear preference.
        Ultimately, the use of subdirs in %{_libexecdir} is at the
        packager's discretion. The issue passed with 7 yes votes, 0 no
        votes, 3 members abstaining. 
      * AxelThimm agreed to take the issue of including libexecdir to
        the FHS on behalf of the Fedora Packaging Committee. 
      * TomCallaway agreed to write up the libexecdir changes. 
      * On the issue of mono guidelines, the Committee discussed the
        confusing (and frightening) nature of mono packages at length,
        and ultimately voted to standardize mono packages as
        architecture specific packages that put their files under
        %{_libdir}/%{name}. The issue passed with 8 yes votes, 0 no
        votes, 2 members abstaining. 
      * On the issue of ruby guidelines, the Committee discussed the
        draft guidelines, and voted to approve them as formal guidelines
        and lift the hold on ruby packages. The issue passed with 6 yes
        votes, 0 no votes, 4 members abstaining. 
      * On the issue of php guidelines, the Committee discussed the
        draft guidelines. It was noted that there are still several key
        open issues around the PHP guidelines. A vote was taken to
        approve the existing guidelines, and this vote failed, with 5
        yes votes, 0 no votes, and 5 members abstaining. This issue was
        tabled, and put on the agenda for next week. JasonTibbs and
        TomCallaway were tasked with resolving the open issues with the
        PHP guidelines. 
      * As a result of the PHP guidelines not being approved, a
        moratorium was placed on all php packages. JasonTibbs announced
        this on the fedora-extras and fedora-maintainers lists.

Tom "spot" Callaway: Red Hat Senior Sales Engineer || GPG ID: 93054260
Fedora Extras Steering Committee Member (RPM Standards and Practices)
Aurora Linux Project Leader: http://auroralinux.org
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