Changes in Java packaging guidelines - RFC

Mat Booth fedora at
Wed Nov 17 09:45:35 UTC 2010

On 17 November 2010 05:29, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at> wrote:
> 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
> solution.)
>        Kevin Kofler

Is this a bug in rpm?

Mat Booth

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