[Fedora-packaging] compat package policy

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams ivazqueznet at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 02:43:38 UTC 2008

I would like for the Packaging group to discuss the following policy:

compat-* packages

compat-* packages are for the sole purpose of providing
obsolescent/obsolete libraries required by non-Fedora applications. No
Fedora packages may be built against them, and no application packages
may use the compat- namespace. Any -devel subpackage must be omitted via
the removal or exclusion of development-related files.

This policy would not be enforced retroactively (although maintainer
compliance should be welcomed).

Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams <ivazqueznet at gmail.com>

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