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Re: [Fedora-packaging] Re: compat packages: worst-case scenario - conflicts



On Sat, Jul 08, 2006 at 07:04:35PM +0200, Axel Thimm wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 08, 2006 at 01:38:31PM +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> > On Fri, 07 Jul 2006 19:03:36 -0500, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> > 
> > > MS> JFYI, so more people become aware of one pitfall related to
> > > MS> compat-* packages:
> > > 
> > > So far the proposed uses of compat- packages in extras that I've seen
> > > have been for providing libraries only.  Perhaps we could consider
> > > standardizing that usage only and consider other uses as they come up.
> > 
> > In case you haven't noticed, the two bug reports I've pointed to are about
> > compat- library packages. Their i18n message object files conflict, and it
> > would be wrong to delete them and only ship the libs. It's just another
> > problem which can be fixed, but which makes creating such compat- or
> > libfooMAJVER- packages less easy.
> 
> Indeed, this is very ugly. Michael, what do you have in mind with
> fixing conflicting locale files in this scenario?

You can rename the locale files and patch the sources to pass a 
different domain name to bindtextdomain() quite easily.

joe


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