[Fedora-packaging] [Guidelines Change] Changes to the Packaging Guidelines

Tom Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Fri Apr 13 15:46:46 UTC 2012

On 04/13/2012 11:33 AM, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Tom Callaway (tcallawa at redhat.com) said: 
>> On 04/13/2012 10:58 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
>>> Well, if it has to be in a new subpackage then I'm just going to drop it.
>>> The entire rationale for the stub was to make things "just work" for
>>> people who don't read the release notes.  If it requires they install
>>> a new subpackage they never heard of before, that would still require
>>> reading the release notes, so it's not helpful.  (Unless I was to make
>>> postgresql-server require the new subpackage, but I'm sure that would
>>> not be considered good packaging practice either ...)
>> I understand what you're saying here. I think dropping the stub is the
>> best path forward here, along with making sure that the new "helper"
>> commands are in the release notes.
> My concern would be that we should likely standardize on a format/invocation
> for new helper commands wherever possible. Do we have existing ones outside
> of iptables at this point?

We attempted to do this at the same time, but we couldn't come up with
anything sane or obvious. If you can, we'd welcome it.


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