[Fedora-packaging] Exception for JPackage

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Thu Feb 1 00:37:53 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 11:52 -0600, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> >>>>> "RC" == Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 at freenet.de> writes:
> RC> On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 10:12 -0600, Tom 'spot' Callaway wrote:
> >> The Java packages in Fedora which originally come from the JPackage
> >> repo are the only packages which fall under this exception. And
> >> those packages will always fall under this exception, forever and
> >> ever, amen (or until something dramatic changes).
> RC> So Fedora will never have java packages of its own and depend on
> RC> jpp?
> I'm having trouble understanding how you get from spot's statement
> above to your conclusion.
> There are some packages which come from jpackage and there are some
> that don't. 
Then you might be able to explain why 
* compatibility to packages from a 3rd party repo such as jpackage are
of any importance to Fedora.

Except that people ARE mixing jpp-packages with Fedora, just like they
do with freshrpms, atrpms, livna, dribble and many others I don't see
any difference.

* why the origin of a package is of any importance to Fedora?

>  Has it been stated otherwise somewhere?
Yes, e.g. his sentence above. I read this as "we will always continue to
use jpp packages, and do not package java on our own".


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