[Fedora-packaging] how to handle a common (base) package
oget.fedora at gmail.com
Fri Jan 28 15:59:34 UTC 2011
During the review  of the redland-bindings package , I came across
a situation where there are common %doc files that need to be shared
across different bindings. These are:
%doc AUTHORS COPYING COPYING.LIB ChangeLog
%doc LICENSE.txt NEWS README TODO
%doc LICENSE.html NEWS.html README.html TODO.html
%doc LICENSE-2.0.txt NOTICE
The package has perl, php, python and ruby bindings, each of which has
its own subpackage, i.e.
and the above are the only common files across. The question is, where
do these files go?
Shall we make a common package and make all the binding subpackages
depend on it? If so, what shall be the name of the common package? I
need to add that some of the bindings have different licenses, so some
of the above license files may be irrelevant for some of the bindings.
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