[Fedora-packaging] Re: OpenSuse / Fedora Packaging Compatibility?

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net
Sun Sep 21 07:54:33 UTC 2008

Le dimanche 21 septembre 2008 à 07:17 +0300, Axel Thimm a écrit :

> For today you need to either conditionalize the specfile, maintain
> separate specfiles or create dummy wrapper packages for compatibility
> (say you need foo-devel or foo-dev, just depend on say the former and
> on suse create a wrapper foo-devel that just depends on foo-dev or the
> other way around if you prefer the suse style).

It's usually fairly easy to workaround distro package naming differences
without complex conditionnals by using file dependencies. (Some people
will try to remove them just because some tools may be slower processing
file deps. Well, duh, it's an old rpm feature, it works on every distro,
it's simple — conditionnals and other complex workarounds are just not
worth it IMHO. KISS)

Nicolas Mailhot
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