[Fedora-packaging] compat package policy

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Tue Feb 19 05:58:20 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-02-18 at 21:43 -0500, Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams wrote:
> 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.
> """

Closing out devel-packages closes out packages which require older
APIs/ABIs from rebuilding.


More information about the Fedora-packaging mailing list