Changes in Java packaging guidelines - RFC

Toshio Kuratomi a.badger at gmail.com
Wed Nov 17 15:48:21 UTC 2010


On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 09:45:35AM +0000, Mat Booth wrote:
> On 17 November 2010 05:29, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at chello.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?
> 
I believe it's more along the lines of -- hard to get correct and therefore
not yet implemented feature.

-Toshio
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