[Fedora-packaging] Emacs add-on packaging and triggers

Jonathan Underwood jonathan.underwood at gmail.com
Tue Jan 20 14:21:56 UTC 2009

2009/1/20 Jens Petersen <petersen at redhat.com>:
>> The key question is: do we want to be allowing this strategy verses
>> the alternative of having a separate emacs-foo subpackage?
> I think we should recommend separate packages in the guidelines going forward, and use improvements in conditional install package handling in yum to handle their installation.  That would be good for all new packages though a bit of work to subpackage for old packages.

This seems like a good stance to me too. Will the new yum
finctionality be able to handle the following ...

1) User installs package foo, but not package emacs-foo, as he doesn't
have emacs installed.
2) User installs emacs

... where at step 2, it would be nice if yum would suggest but not
mandate installing emacs-foo.

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