Dne 28.3.2013 22:11, Dan Allen napsal(a):
Is it possible to have an alias to a rubygem rpm or are there
exceptions to the rule that it must have the rubygem- prefix.
I ask in relation to two packages.
The first is rubygem-asciidoctor.
This package provides both a Ruby library and a system executable.
It's a drop-in replacement for the asciidoc package (in most common
cases). People are expecting to be able to install an RPM named
"asciidoctor", just a few characters extra from "asciidoc" and get
RPM. Instead, they have to be aware it's a rubygem and type
"rubygem-asciidoctor". Is it possible to have an alias package in this
case like in Debian where it will install rubygem-asciidoctor when you
You you already found out, you can use Provides: for that.
However there are other options as well. If there is possible to split
the application and the library part (i.e. the rubygem), there would be
possible to provide either the application or the rubygem as as subpackage.
Note, that you can always do "yum install /usr/bin/asciidoctor" and you
don't care what package it provides. At the end, you probably know what
executable you want to use.
The second case is a new package I'm submitting named Awestruct. This
is not a Ruby library at all, but strictly a system executable. Do I
have to name it "rubygem-awestruct" or can I name it simply
Well, if that is not Ruby library, then it is application, therefore you
can apply the application guidelines . Note that there is also
following note in the ruby naming guidelines: "Application packages that
mainly provide user-level tools that happen to be written in Ruby must
follow the general NamingGuidelines instead."