I have worked out a rough draft for the use of environment-modules
instead of alternatives. Feel free to comment or modify it.
I'd also like to suggest a feature that all MPI compilers/libraries use
solely environment-modules (no alternatives support). Currently, the
only MPI compiler in Fedora that still uses alternatives is mpich2.
Fedora Project Contributor
could somebody add a mention of adding INSTALL="install -p" to argument
of 'make install' as a fix of preserving the time stamp during install
to the packaging guidelines?
This really should be in the spec file templates as well, since it's
such a common packaging bug (and shouldn't break anything either).
Fedora Project Contributor
The PHP guidelines seem rather clear that PHP modules all require a
"php-" prefix (with some types of modules requiring additional
designations like "php-pear-"). Recently I noticed that two modules,
phpFlickr and phpSmug, were both submitted and approved. I held off
on doing CVS for the latter; the reviewer's reasoning is as follows:
"The php guidelines not withstanding, php-phpSmug struck me as
unnecessary duplication and the same with php-phpFlickr."
In general, I think it's the job of the reviewer to point out issues
in the guidelines rather than to simply ignore them. However, what's
done is done (unless we want to force a rename of phpFlickr, which has
already been imported) but I figured I'd ask if FPC wants to consider
ammending the guidelines to cover this case, or suggest another name
for this package. Personally I'm not really inclined to an exception,
because we have other packages like php-pear-PHP-CodeSniffer.noarch,
php-pear-PHPUnit.noarch, php-pear-PhpDocumentor.noarch with no
complaints about naming, but also phpTodo, phpMyAdmin and phpPgAdmin
which are not modules but applications which happen to have PHP in
in the init script I do the following :
echo -n "Starting $FULLNAME "
daemon --user=$FBRunUser export FIREBIRD LD_LIBRARY_PATH;echo;
$MANAGER -pidfile $pidfile -start -forever
[ $RETVAL -eq 0 ] && touch /var/lock/subsys/$name
but is seems that the OK come too fast, certainly after the "export"
not the "$MANAGER -pidfile $pidfile -start -forever"
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We'd like to get olpc-bootanim into Fedora. It provides the boot
animation for the OLPC XO OS.
However, this package provides /usr/bin/plymouth. It has to, since
that's what the init scripts call into. As such, I think we have to add
a Conflict with plymouth.
Is that OK?
We can't use plymouth at the moment, because it adds about 20 seconds to
the boot time of the OLPC XO. Our own boot animation is simple and