[Guidelines change] Changes to the packaging guidelines

Jason L Tibbitts III tibbs at math.uh.edu
Tue Nov 10 05:51:39 UTC 2015

Here are the recent changes to the packaging guidelines.


The guidelines were updated to reflect the current policy that Fedora
packages are no longer permitted to carry SysV-style initscripts. The
relevant guidelines page has been moved to the EPEL hierarchy.

 * https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Initscripts
 * https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/EPEL:SysVInitScript
 * https://fedorahosted.org/fpc/ticket/577 


Until sufficient support exists in the build system and package manager,
rich/Boolean dependencies are not permitted in Fedora.

 * https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#Rich.2FBoolean_dependencies
 * https://fedorahosted.org/fpc/ticket/559


The MPI packaging guidelines were updated to handle python3 packages.

 * https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:MPI
 * https://fedoraproject.org/w/index.php?title=Packaging%3AMPI&diff=427683&oldid=309350
 * https://fedorahosted.org/fpc/ticket/563
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