Q: Splitting existing pkg into subpackages?!

Alec Leamas leamas.alec at gmail.com
Thu Oct 30 10:12:13 UTC 2014


On 30/10/14 10:58, Sergio Pascual wrote:
> 2014-10-30 10:50 GMT+01:00 Alec Leamas <leamas.alec at gmail.com
> <mailto:leamas.alec at gmail.com>>:
>
>     On 30/10/14 10:41, Sergio Pascual wrote:
>
>         Hello
>
>         2014-10-30 10:32 GMT+01:00 Alec Leamas <leamas.alec at gmail.com
>         <mailto:leamas.alec at gmail.com>
>         <mailto:leamas.alec at gmail.com <mailto:leamas.alec at gmail.com>>__>:
>
>              Hi all!
>
>
>              Feeling dumb (again...) I have a package which I now need
>         to split
>              into subpackages.
>
>     [cut]
>
>
>         Does this help?
>
>         http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/__Upgrade_paths_%E2%80%94___renaming_or_splitting_packages
>         <http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Upgrade_paths_%E2%80%94_renaming_or_splitting_packages>
>
>
>
>     No, not really. My case is really the one-to-many case, probably to
>     simple to be mentioned in that doc (?)
>
>
> You can use the n to m case, with n = 1. What the doc says is that you
> create an empty -compat subpackage, that obsoletes your previous package
> and that requires your new subpackages.
> After one release cycle you add again your old name and obsolete the
> -compat package.
> That's what I understand, at least


Ahh... that should actually work! Thanks, and sorry for not reading that 
link once more before my first reply!

Cheers!

--alec



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