[Guidelines Change] Changes to the Packaging Guidelines

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Wed Nov 17 19:50:01 UTC 2010

Here are the list of this week's changes to the Fedora Packaging Guidelines:

The FPC has taken over evaluating exceptions to the Bundled Library
Guidelines.  A list of standard questions to be answered to give the FPC
information on whether to grant exceptions has been added to the



An exception was added to the Guidelines concerning use of
%{_sourcedir}, specifically, when there is an available list of
supplementary source files, it is permissible to use this list in
conjunction with %{sourcedir} to simplify operations on those
supplementary source files.



rpm %post and %postun scripts have been added for the following
important pieces of GNOME3 technology: GSettings, gdk-pixbuf loaders,
GTK3 modules, and GIO modules:



These guidelines (and changes) were approved by the Fedora Packaging
Committee (FPC).

Many thanks to Kevin Kofler, Matthias Clasen, FESCo and all of the
members of the FPC, for assisting in drafting, refining, and passing
these guidelines.

As a reminder: The Fedora Packaging Guidelines are living documents! If
you find something missing, incorrect, or in need of revision, you can
suggest a draft change. The procedure for this is documented here:



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