Drupal provides addition?

Jon Ciesla limb at jcomserv.net
Tue Nov 16 16:04:36 UTC 2010

Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 15, 2010 at 08:36:12AM -0600, Jon Ciesla wrote:
>> Paul W. Frields wrote:
>>> IIRC, the suggestion that Toshio had wisely made, to resolve the core
>>> package naming and module package naming issue, was that the drupal
>>> package in Fedora (which is named 'drupal' and is version 6.x) include
>>> a virtual Provides:
>>> Provides:  drupal6 = %{version}-%{release}
>>> Jon Ciesla, could you add this and roll it into a package update in
>>> Fedora?  I'm sure any number of us could test it for you since it's
>>> not even a functional change, getting it into stable quickly.
>>> Then people who are packaging D6 modules could simply add this to
>>> their spec files:
>>> Requires: drupal6 >= 6.0
>>> And the same spec files will work continuously throughout Fedora and
>>> EPEL.  (Toshio can correct me if I got his suggestion wrong, in which
>>> case I apologize yet again for being dense about this.)
>> Would this then obviate the need for the renaming of the whole stack, or 
>> complement it?
> I think the idea was supplemental in that earlier Fedora releases were not
> going to rename but they would have the virtual provide so that addons could
> Require: drupal6 and that would pull in the drupal package when appropriate.
> however, the idea of renaming to drupal6 on later Fedora releases wasn't
> something I raised in particular so I think that decision is up to you :-)
> (IIRC, the argument for renaming was that it would be less work to maintain
> a drupal6 package in sync across Fedora and RHEL releases and in parallel
> with drupal(5) and eventual drupal7 releases.)
> -Toshio
Done for F-14 and F-13.  Skipping F-12 due to imminent EOL.


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