[Fedora-packaging] Java packaging guidelines draft

Fernando Nasser fnasser at redhat.com
Fri Mar 28 18:39:41 UTC 2008

Deepak Bhole wrote:
> * Tom spot Callaway <tcallawa at redhat.com> [2008-03-28 12:55]:
>> On Fri, 2008-03-28 at 09:50 -0400, Fernando Nasser wrote:
>>> We had agreed on an "exit clause" of dropping this when the RPM/yum 
>>> Capabilities (?) feature became available to replace the deprecated 
>>> Groups, so we could mark packages with various attributes like
>>> "Java", 
>>> "JPP" etc, and select them at will in all sorts of operations.
>> This could just as easily go in the "Group:" tag, and not complicate the
>> n-v-r.
> No easy to sort with that though. With the release having jpp in there,
> one can just do rpm -qa | grep jpp
> As for the reason why sort is needed... well, Java is sort of a special
> case in that it is the only set that has all packages available from a
> different vendor. So if someone wants to replace the Fedora Java stack
> with the JPackage Java stack or vice versa, they need to be able to
> easily find out the set..
> Deepak
The same happens when we are developing a new stack and on several other 
scenarios that were described and examined long ago.  The conclusion was 
that the new RPM+Yum things was the solution for everything, and that by 
that time we would be able to remove that clause.

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