[Fedora-packaging] Re: Charter of Fedora Packaging Group

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Tue Nov 14 11:41:28 UTC 2006

Axel Thimm schrieb:
> On Mon, Nov 13, 2006 at 07:08:36AM +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>> For those of you that are not on fedora-advisory-board find attached a
>> discussion with Michael Schwendt on that list that IMHO falls in the
>> area of the Packaging Committee. Could you guys please handle that? tia!
>> But I don't think there is anything to do for FESCo *before* there are
>> general packaging rules in the guidelines that clarify when Conflicts
>> are allowed/acceptable and when not (for both Core and Extras).
> I think this is wrong (not the contents, but the responsibilities).
> There is no real charter or manifesto of this group and there are
> often topics brought up that are questionable on whether this group
> should be able to decide on it. But I think the implied work is on
> "how, not why/what" to package. E.g. methology vs policies.

Sure, policies like "Extras does not replace packages from Core" or
"Extras packages don't conflict with Core" are FESCo business. But is a

Conflicts: kernel < 2.6.16

a conflict with Core or is that an acceptable way in Core and Extras to
say "if you have a kernel it needs to be at least 2.6.16"? That's
clearly packaging afaics.


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