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

Seth Vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Mon Sep 22 00:50:18 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-09-21 at 09:54 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> 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)

If you have enough files EVERY tool is slower processing them.

When we go from 1.5billion files to search through to 3.2billion files -
it takes steadily longer.


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