Hey Anthony, It just occurred to me that you might not be on the
packaging list so I thought I better resend this to you.
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Subject: Re: [Fedora-packaging] Lisp packaging draft
Date: Fri, 18 Jan 2008 17:42:33 -0800
From: Toshio Kuratomi <a.badger(a)gmail.com>
To: Discussion of RPM packaging standards and practices for Fedora
Anthony Green wrote:
Cool. Thanks for taking charge of this.
A bit of feedback: High level:
* The guidelines need to be written so that a reviewer can effectively
use them to decide if a package is conforming. This means that you
might have to explain things that the packager will understand (since
they come from a lisp background) but the reviewer might not.
* What is adsf? Is it a format or a utility? If the former, how do we
get libraries into that format, if the latter, how and when do we invoke it?
* What differentiates a lisp library from another piece of lisp?
* How do the various register/unregister commands translate to
* What package are the register/unregister commands provided in?
* What package provides /usr/lib/common-lisp?
* What package provides /usr/share/common-lisp?
* Why do we use /usr/lib/common-lisp instead of /usr/libexec/common-lisp?
* What are fasls?
* What provides /var/cache/common-lisp-controller?
* What is being created in
* What creates those directories? Who creates those directories?
* You mention compiling of libraries. Where do those get dropped on the
system? What are the commands to generate those during %build?
* It looks like some of the Debian Guidelines aren't going necessary for
Fedora... for instance::
In Fedora, we try to avoid doing things that are no-ops.
I'm sure there will be more questions after these are answered and
incorporated into your draft :-)