Changes in Java packaging guidelines - RFC

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at
Sun Nov 21 10:12:57 UTC 2010

On Sunday 21 November 2010, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Ville Skyttä wrote:
> > It probably did, and because the above is related to config files,
> > leaving behind *.rpmorig is quite appropriate IMO.  But leaving such
> > cruft behind is not that fine for non-config files.
> Well, instead of a mv to rpmorig, a rm -rf could probably be used.

Yes, something like this:

%pre javadoc
[ $1 -gt 1 ] && [ -L %{_javadocdir}/%{name} ] && \
rm -rf $(readlink -f %{_javadocdir}/%{name}) %{_javadocdir}/%{name} || :

...which depending on one's taste may need even more sanity tests.  But even 
without those additional tests, the %pretrans approach looks more appealing to 
me than the above (which however in my opinion isn't out of the question 

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