Proposal: time to set up the fedora-release-{cloud, workstation, server} subpackages

Stephen Gallagher sgallagh at
Sun Jun 22 12:28:50 UTC 2014

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On 06/20/2014 08:19 PM, Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 04:55:02PM -0500, Jon wrote:

>>>> These packages could have dependencies on other packages
>>>> which are essential to that product's identity (like ye olde
>>>> dreaded "redhat-lsb", I suppose), and could either contain
>>>> systemd presets appropriate for that product -- or perhaps
>>>> better, could depend on another (for example)
>>>> fedora-presets-server package.
>>> Same as above, keep the systemd preset files out of the
>>> release package, but feel free to add whatever requirements
>>> make sense.
> I think this shows that the idea of allowing multiple 
> fedora-release-<variant> packages to be installed is going to drive
> people crazy. Even a simple question which set of presets is active
> will not be easy to answer. I think that installing packages from
> multiple products should be fine in general, but the branding and
> defaults should be exclusive.

For the record, this part of the question was settled already. We
agreed between WGs that there is *no* expectation that we will have
multiple Products installed on a system at the same time (effectively
that fedora-release-$PRODUCT must conflict with all Products). This
will ensure that defaults will be consistent throughout the
installation's lifecycle (or at least until the admin explicitly
chooses to remove/replace the Product-specific release file).
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