[Fedora-packaging] Guidelines#DuplicateFiles clarification

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at gmail.com
Sat Feb 14 22:50:25 UTC 2009

Ville Skyttä wrote:
> On Saturday 14 February 2009, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
>> """
>> A Fedora package must not list a file more than once in the spec file's
>> %files listings.
>> """
> This would mean that tiny -common subpackages containing for example 
> only "%doc README COPYING" and perhaps a common base dir and/or a common 
> config file would have to be always created if a specfile creates two 
> otherwise independent binary packages.  Is that really always desirable?

That's undesirable but is that what it means?  I see a lot of cases
where we ship with README, COPYING, etc in one of a set of
package+subpackages and the other subpackages contain no documentation.


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