Summary of the 2008-04-08 Packaging Committee meeting
skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Mon May 12 17:31:46 UTC 2008
On Mon, 2008-05-12 at 13:31 -0400, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-05-12 at 19:17 +0200, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
> > Le lundi 12 mai 2008 à 13:03 -0400, Tom "spot" Callaway a écrit :
> > > On Wed, 2008-05-07 at 14:29 -0400, Deepak Bhole wrote:
> > >
> > > > A page detailing the reasons for keeping the exception is now up on the
> > > > wiki:
> > > >
> > > > http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/DeepakBhole/ReasonsForKeepingJPP
> > >
> > > Deepak, thanks for writing that up. Seth Vidal has helped me come up
> > > with a technical solution that should meet the requirements described in
> > > your document.
> > >
> > > http://skvidal.fedorapeople.org/misc/exclude-by-group/
> > >
> > > This is a very simple yum plugin that enables the user to exclude by RPM
> > > Group tag.
> > Uh, that's pretty hideous, I thought we were working hard at killing the
> > group tag altogether, not adding new deps on it. Plus before it works it
> > would require a full rebuild of the java repository to put the right
> > group on every package.
> Yeah, but we'd want that rebuild anyways to drop the .jpp tag. I'm not
> convinced that this is any more "hideous" than the .jpp release naming
> exception (in fact, I think it is far nicer).
> > Can't yum use the Vendor tag instead? That wouldn't be such a kludge,
> > and I think Vendor already identifies a unique repository provider in
> > existing packages.
> Unfortunately, in Fedora packages, Vendor gets set to Fedora Project for
> everything, which wouldn't help in excluding the Java JPackage derived
> packages living in Fedora.
If it is helpful I can modify the plugin to do exclude-by-provides or
other such nonsense.
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