[Fedora-packaging] Moving an existing rpmfusion package into Fedora

Jonathan Dieter jdieter at lesbg.com
Thu May 24 10:21:08 UTC 2012


On Thu, 2012-05-24 at 11:35 +0200, Brendan Jones wrote:
> On 05/24/2012 11:13 AM, Jonathan Dieter wrote:
> > On Thu, 2012-05-24 at 10:18 +0200, Brendan Jones wrote:
> >> To cater for existing RPMFusion users, I can be clear in the changelog /
> >> update notes that this Fedora package is replacing the one in qtractor
> >> and they should install qtractor-freeworld if MP3 support is desired.
> >> Sound OK?
> >
> > I don't have a strong opinion either way, but if I was implementing it,
> > I'd follow the following steps:
> >
> >       1. Push qtractor-freeworld into RPM Fusion and have it obsolete
> >          qtractor
> >       2. Finish getting qtractor reviewed in Fedora
> >       3. A week or two after (1) happens (and *before* qtractor gets
> >          pushed to testing in Fedora), remove the obsoletes from
> >          qtractor-freeworld
> >       4. Build qtractor in Fedora
> >
> > The advantage of this process is that most RPM Fusion qtractor users get
> > qtractor-freeworld automatically (and the longer the obsoletes is left
> > in, the more RPM Fusion users get qtractor-freeworld).
> >
> Sure - however we should still implement alternatives in the 
> qtractor-freeworld package right?
> (btw review is approved in Fedora already - although I've pulled the 
> update for the moment)

I'm afraid I know very little about alternatives, so I'm not in the
position to give advice.  If I understand what Nicolas is saying,
alternatives make more sense than having two versions that conflict.

Jonathan
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