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Re: [Fedora-packaging] RPM variation



On Tue, 2009-03-24 at 07:17 -0700, Vadym Chepkov wrote:

> IBM MQ Series provides very strange API. The function MQCONN, for
> example,  will behave differently if you link your application either
> with -lmqm or with -lmqic (you have to choose one).
[...]

Strange translates to "utterly stupid" here. This should not have been a
compile-time option, but a run-time option in the first place. This is
the very same kind of decision the GRUB 2 people made about PC BIOS vs.
EFI.

> So I can create complete set of binaries for each case: no MQ at all,
> server or client installation. I want to pack results in 3 different
> rpms: app.rpm, app-MQServer.rpm and app-MQClient.rpm. rpm -ql for each
> package will list the same file names. How can I accomplish this in
> one spec file?

We, unlike Debian, avoid file conflict as much as we can (it would make
sense to have both packages installed, wouldn't it?). So your only
option is to name the files differently, I'd say. For the executable,
you can use alternatives system (see update-alternatives(8)).

Regards,
-- 
Lubomir Rintel <lkundrak v3 sk>


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