[Fedora-packaging] Re: Requires: initscripts?

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Tue May 8 11:57:40 UTC 2007


On Tue, May 08, 2007 at 01:48:29PM +0200, Matthias Saou wrote:
> Axel Thimm wrote :
> 
> > On Tue, May 08, 2007 at 01:36:06PM +0200, Matthias Saou wrote:
> > > Axel Thimm wrote :
> > > 
> > > > > Nothing fancy. Just a simple "service" to have run on startup, control
> > > > > with chkconfig and service. I don't think "Requires: initscripts" would
> > > > > improve nor fix anything, but I wanted an authoritative answer to be
> > > > > 100% sure :-)
> > > > 
> > > > Well, the authoritative answer might be that accroding to the
> > > > guidelines you should add it, but given the precedent of a ton of
> > > > other packages not doing it, either the ton of packages are broken
> > > > (unlikely) or the guidelines need adjustment/exceptions.
> > > > 
> > > > So if this is stalling your work we should have a quickvote on list or
> > > > in the channel today. Perhaps it would help if you submit a diff to
> > > > the guideline text.
> > > 
> > > Well, I'm not in favour of adding the requirement, so I'm not really
> > > wanting to submit guideline changes either ;-)
> > 
> > But, if I understand you correctly the current guidelines would force
> > you to add it, no?
> 
> Nope. The current guidelines don't mention anything about this AFAICT.
> It's the reviewer of my package who thinks it should be added, and had
> it confirmed by someone on IRC (which isn't something I'd consider
> trustworthy!).

Well, we do have guidelines on how to deal with file/directory
ownerships that try to manage not to orphan anything and not to
over-own as well.

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#head-a5931a7372c4a00065713430984fa5875513e6d4

But I guess it's a matter of interpretation as well as understanding
that guidelines != law.
-- 
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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