[Fedora-packaging] Tcl packaging guidelines proposal

Sander Hoentjen sander at hoentjen.eu
Mon Feb 26 19:57:12 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-02-26 at 20:13 +0100, Matthias Saou wrote:
> 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.

I thought about it and it might be best if this was done during the move
to 8.5. That way you don't really have to deal with it, the first 8.5
package just has to use the new way.

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