On Mon, Jan 30, 2012 at 10:05:33PM +0100, Christoph Wickert wrote:
Am Montag, den 30.01.2012, 15:06 +0200 schrieb Panu Matilainen:
> On 01/30/2012 02:31 PM, Christoph Wickert wrote:
> > Am Sonntag, den 29.01.2012, 23:38 -0500 schrieb Jon Stanley:
> >> On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 8:04 PM, Christoph Wickert
> >> <christoph.wickert(a)googlemail.com> wrote:
> >>> I wonder if this rule is still needed. I know I'd loose backward
> >>> compatibility with older rpm versions, but I don't want make a
> >> I agree that a -common subpackage is silly for this, but are any of
> >> the RPM versions that this *wouldn't* work with still in supported
> >> releases?
> > Not in Fedora.
> >> The only one I'd be concerned with is RHEL5, but I think even that
> >> works right, no?
> > I haven't tested it, but based on my experience with multi-arch file
> > conflicts I *guess* it will not work on RHEL 5.
> Sharing identical files between packages has always been allowed in rpm,
> that's not an issue.
Thanks for this clarification, Panu.
Before I go ahead and commit my changes, can I have an 'official'
statement from the packaging committee? Should I file a trac ticket?
Yes, please do -- I can't think of a reason we wouldn't update the
guidelines to allow this usage but I'm not the only FPC member and someone
else on the Committee may remember some other problem thatI don't.