[Fedora-packaging] compat package policy
rc040203 at freenet.de
Tue Feb 19 07:11:10 UTC 2008
On Mon, 2008-02-18 at 22:59 -0800, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > 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.
> >> """
> > -1
> > Closing out devel-packages closes out packages which require older
> > APIs/ABIs from rebuilding.
> If I'm reading the proposal correctly, this is more of a naming
> convention than a limitation on whether packages of libraries with older
> APIs can be created.
Hmm, I feel like reading a completely different text:
I read: "No Fedora packages may be built against them (compat-*)"
== Close out packages from Fedora which can't be built against upstream
I read: "Any -devel subpackage must be omitted via
the removal or exclusion of development-related files."
== NO devel files (comprising compat-*-devel packages) are allowed.
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