[Fedora-packaging] Tcl packaging guidelines proposal

Matthias Saou thias at spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.egg.and.spam.freshrpms.net
Mon Feb 26 19:13:54 UTC 2007

Michael Thomas wrote :

> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/Tcl

Quick comment : You should add the "= %{version}-%{release}" to the
"Provides:" in your document.

Otherwise, Tcl seems completely broken when it comes to multilib... [1]
and you seem to be aware of the major issues as the TODO section shows.
But it contains tasks so critical that I wouldn't bother trying to push
these packaging rules forward until they are taken care of. For
instance, replacing the "/usr/lib/tcl8.4 -> /usr/share/tcl8.4"
symlink with a real directory is... errr... pretty much impossible for
rpm to do. You might be able to hack around it, but it'll be ugly.

Good luck! :-)

[1] https://bugzilla.redhat.com/228177

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