[Fedora-packaging] Moving an existing rpmfusion package into Fedora
brendan.jones.it at gmail.com
Wed May 23 12:59:34 UTC 2012
I've been getting some conflicting advice as to what to do about moving
a patent unencumbered version of package that has existed in RPMFusion
for some time.
The package is qtractor (a digital audio workstation/ sequencer),
software we'd like to showcase as part of Fedora 18's Audio Spin.
Removing libmad (MP3) library deps was simple enough via a compile time
flag and a Review request was raised . Using
audacity/audacity-freeworld as a precedent it was suggested that we
rename qtractor in RPMfusion to qtractor-freeworld and have it Conflict:
with Fedora's qtractor.
The problem here is that RPMFusion users may have their libmad version
silently replaced by the one in Fedora during the transition.
One solution here is to leave qtractor as it is in RPMfusion and rename
the one in Fedora to something else (qtractor-free?) and perhaps use
alternatives to permit coexistence, removing the need for conflicts
Is this reasonable?
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