Linux and application installing

Nicolas Mailhot nicolas.mailhot at
Sat Sep 18 09:08:11 UTC 2010

Le vendredi 17 septembre 2010 à 17:26 -0400, Colin Walters a écrit :
> On Fri, Sep 17, 2010 at 11:08 AM, Richard Hughes <hughsient at> wrote:
> > On 17 September 2010 15:28, Bill Nottingham <notting at> wrote:
> >> Not if it's provided in the RPM header in a way where it can be easily
> >> stuffed into the metadata or a similar place.
> >
> > Bear in mind: 'n' applications per package, where 'n' can be a large
> > number. This means you have to come up with an interesting way to
> > encode binary data in a application prefixed rpm-provide. Icky.
> We should simply add a rule of at most one app per package.  Yes, this
> means you, gnome-games.

This is essentially what was done in fonts packaging guidelines four
releases ago. And why the packages that do respect those guidelines
could be presented in a font store today (except users expect image
previews, and this part is still missing).

Nicolas Mailhot
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