On Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:26:49 -0400
John Dennis <jdennis(a)redhat.com> wrote:
Scenario: A previously shipping RPM has the capability to be built
with diagnostic and other debugging features. This has always been
turned off and should be turned off for any production deployment.
However the ability to install a version of the package with these
features enabled would be immensely useful.
Here is how I thought I would do this: add a "diagnostic" subpackage
that includes only the binary with the diagnostic build. There will
be a file conflict only on the binary and users will have to look for
the diagnostic subpackage to ascertain which build is executing.
What is the best way to add alternate builds in an RPM? Do we have
existing precedent? I didn't find any guidance in the packaging
guidelines, the closest I could find was the "Conflicts" doc
) which didn't
really address the issue.
Take a look at the curl package and how it produces curl-minimal.