Is it possible to make the new 'ardour' metapackage check if ardour <=
2.8.16-12 is installed and if so, remove it and install ardour2?
Sent: Friday, May 08, 2015 at 12:43 PM
From: "Jonathan Underwood" <jonathan.underwood(a)gmail.com>
To: No recipient address
Subject: Re: [Fedora-music-list] Naming of Ardour packages
Sent: Friday, May 08, 2015 at 11:09 AM
I'd do it like this (in Fedora >= 22):
- Move version 2 to its own ardour2 package. This would get it
re-reviewed but I guess that's a mere formality.
- Reuse the ardour package as a meta-package which simply requires the
latest versioned package.
- Retire ardour3.
What do you think?
I think retiring ardour3 at this point is too early - I for one am
still adjusting to the ardour4 interface.
Also, IIUC, you propose to simply add a Provides: ardour to the latest
ardourN package to ensure that a dnf install ardour always installs
the latest ardour package. The problem is that that will break for
anyone currently with the current ardour (i.e.. ardour 2) package
installed. After switching the package names as you suggest, when that
person runs a dnf update, they'll get ardour4 installed as an update
to their old ardour package (which contained ardour 2). They'd then
need to do a dnf install adrdour2 (and optionally dnf remove ardour).
Perhaps this isn't too much of an inconvenience, but I thought I
should flag it.
Thanks for working on packaging ardour, I for one am very grateful.
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