[Fedora-packaging] Naming Policy (first draft)

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at welho.com
Thu Feb 24 07:43:09 UTC 2005

On Thu, 24 Feb 2005, Dag Wieers wrote:
> On Thu, 24 Feb 2005, Panu Matilainen wrote:
>>>> Feedback is welcome, and encouraged.
>>> Looks good, I would propose a standard SPEC file (in the SRPM) formatted
>>> as:
>>> 	%{name}-%{version}-%{release}-%{repotag}.spec
>>> If your working on a SPEC file and install several other versions, this
>>> would prevent SPEC files replacing others. And the origin is clear too.
>> Eek, please lets don't. That's what CVS and distro brances of packages
>> are for.
> How does that affect SPEC files in SRPMs ? Afaik FE (and RH) SRPMs have a
> %{name}.spec files inside the SRPM which are not distinguishable. Even
> when FE or RH is using CVS and distro branches.
> I'm talking about renaming the SPEC file to something more identifiable as
> %{name}.spec before creating the SRPM. Nothing else. DAR is doing this as
> part of the pre-processing stage of the SPEC file.

I just don't think that renaming spec to some awfully long name buys you 
any safety at all and only looks ugly as hell :) The SRPM can contain 
other bits (patches, sources) which overwrite one another when working 
with several versions of the package in a "normal" rpm build tree.

 	- Panu -

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