[Fedora-packaging] Specfile suggestion for subpackages with differently linked binaries

Andreas Thienemann andreas at bawue.net
Sat Jan 28 13:27:20 UTC 2006

On Thu, 26 Jan 2006, Michael Schwendt wrote:

> "ulogd" in Extras is similar with regard to sub-packages for database
> support.
Thanks for that suggestion. I'll take a look at it, and see what I can do 
about it.

> Or does it create a single executable only, which is linked to a single
> chosen database library? In that case, your packages would conflict,
> because you would have two executables, one linked against mysql, the
> other linked against pgsql. Bad.
That is the case.
> "binaries with the same name" sounds like a conflict. If you want
> mutually exclusive sub-packages ser-mysql and ser-pgsql, you still need
> non-conflicting file names and a mechanism like "alternatives" to
> activate the desired database version after installation.
That's what I feared.

I think, I'll have to do some more hacking on this .spec.


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