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Re: Removing provide statement from an existing spec file



On Tue, 2009-09-29 at 10:26 -0500, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> >>>>> "SSF" == Stefan Schulze Frielinghaus <stefan seekline net> writes:
> 
> SSF> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/NamingGuidelines#Separators
> SSF> "When naming packages for Fedora, the maintainer must use the dash
> SSF> '-' as the delimiter for name parts. The maintainer must NOT use an
> SSF> underscore '_', a plus '+', or a period '.' as a delimiter" unless
> SSF> indicated by the few exceptions underneath.
> 
> "delimiter for name parts".  That doesn't say a period is invalid in a
> package name, because it's explicitly listed as valid at the top of the
> document.  The section you quote indicates why we have "foo-devel" and
> "perl-Foo-Bar" instead of "foo.devel" and "perl.Foo.Bar".

Right. I was in doubt if the provide statement was/is really fine, so I
wanted to clarify this.

Thanks to point this out and to precise the question.


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