On 13. 10. 19 19:38, Kevin Kofler wrote:
Ben Rosser wrote:
> Before things are rolled out further, I'd like to see some policies
> agreed upon for what modularity is and isn't allowed for in Fedora:
> what are the rules for default streams, buildroot only modules,
> modularizing non-leaf packages, etc.
So, to start that discussion, I think all 3 of those should be no gos in
Fedora. In other words, I propose the following rules:
* no default streams, use "ursine" (non-modular) packages for the default
versions instead (you may ALSO ship the same version as a module, if that
makes it easier for you, i.e., if it means you don't have to retire and
unretire module versions at every release, but the "ursine" version must
* no buildroot-only modules nor buildroot-only packages in modules,
everything used to build packages must be shipped along with them,
* no non-leaf modules, since those unavoidably lead to version hell due to
the non-parallel-installability of different versions of the same module.
The third rule is unnecessary with the first. We can keep the integrity of the
default and provide non-defaults that may violate it if properly documented (you
might want to enable a nondefault modular stream to install libfoo:0.27 in a
container, even if it makes various packages you don't need noninstallable).