[Fedora-packaging] Tcl packaging guidelines proposal

Michael Thomas wart at kobold.org
Wed Jan 2 22:51:29 UTC 2008

Michael Thomas wrote:
> Sander Hoentjen wrote:
>> 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.
> Yes, the 8.5 upgrade might be the best time to make the change with the
> link.  The other two items above it in the list in the guidelines can
> still be done pre-8.5, though, and would allow existing extensions to be
> migrated to these new guidelines ahead of the 8.5 release.

Now that Tcl 8.5 has been released and build (but not yet pushed, it
seems) for Rawhide, I'd like to resurrect the Tcl packaging guidelines
proposal.  Is there anything more I can do in order to move forward on this?


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