[Fedora-packaging] Lisp packaging draft

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at gmail.com
Sat Jan 19 01:42:33 UTC 2008

Anthony Green wrote:
> For your review...
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/Lisp
Cool.  Thanks for taking charge of this.

A bit of feedback:  High level:
* The guidelines need to be written so that a reviewer can effectively 
use them to decide if a package is conforming.  This means that you 
might have to explain things that the packager will understand (since 
they come from a lisp background) but the reviewer might not.

* What is adsf?  Is it a format or a utility?  If the former, how do we 
get libraries into that format, if the latter, how and when do we invoke it?
* What differentiates a lisp library from another piece of lisp?
* How do the various register/unregister commands translate to 
%post/%preun scriptlets?
* What package are the register/unregister commands provided in?
* What package provides /usr/lib/common-lisp?
* What package provides /usr/share/common-lisp?
* Why do we use /usr/lib/common-lisp instead of /usr/libexec/common-lisp?
* What are fasls?
* What provides /var/cache/common-lisp-controller?
* What is being created in 
/var/cache/common-lisp-controller/<userid>/<implementation>/<library>/ ?
* What creates those directories?  Who creates those directories?
* You mention compiling of libraries.  Where do those get dropped on the 
system?  What are the commands to generate those during %build?
* It looks like some of the Debian Guidelines aren't going necessary for 
Fedora... for instance::
   - register-common-lisp-source:
   does nothing
In Fedora, we try to avoid doing things that are no-ops.

I'm sure there will be more questions after these are answered and 
incorporated into your draft :-)


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