[Fedora-packaging] review guidelines vs packaging guidelines

Patrice Dumas pertusus at free.fr
Thu Aug 23 09:52:45 UTC 2007

On Thu, Aug 23, 2007 at 11:38:04AM +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> IMHO the packaging guidelines are too lax. The harder stance in review
> guidelines helped clean up a lot of historical directory ownership
> mess no one was looking at.
> In particular I object to :
> > Another exception for directory ownership in packages is when there is
> > no clear dependency hierarchy.
> In that case directories should be created by generic packages like
> filesystem (not necessarily the filesystem package itseld). There's
> just no excuse for installing objects with no identified security
> policy on user systems.

It is not always worth creating a filesystem package for these cases.
Simply having more than one package own the directory is simpler, and
although not perfect, acceptable.

It doesn't mean that things shouldn't be fixed when they need to, but in
some simple case it isn't needed to be so strict.


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