Changes in Java packaging guidelines - RFC

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Wed Nov 17 05:29:31 UTC 2010

Ville Skyttä wrote:
> I'd get rid of the versioned javadoc dir altogether, and simply install to
> %{_javadocdir}/%{name}.  Unversioned is good for bookmarking and javadoc
> crosslinking.

One thing you have to be careful of, no matter which way you decide, is that 
you MUST NOT change a directory to a symlink or the other way round or RPM 
will get terribly confused on upgrades.

(There are bizarre (and easy to get wrong) scriptlet workarounds that can be 
used, but avoiding the mess in the first place is probably the best 

        Kevin Kofler

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