Google
  Web www.spinics.net

Multiple file ownership allowed nowadays?

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]


My package gtkhash can now build both against gtk2 and gtk3. I am about
to package the two versions as gtkhash and gtkhash3, but both packages
would share one file, /usr/share/gtkhash/gtkhash.xml.

You can install both packages at the same time, at least here on F15 it
works fine. However it is not allowed by the packaging guidelines:
"Packages must not own files already owned by other packages." [1]

I wonder if this rule is still needed. I know I'd loose backward
compatibility with older rpm versions, but I don't want make a
gtkhash-common package for only a single file. Can we allow multiple
file ownership, at least when a file comes from the same srpm?

Regards,
Christoph

[1]
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging:Guidelines#File_and_Directory_Ownership

--
packaging mailing list
packaging@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
https://admin.fedoraproject.org/mailman/listinfo/packaging



[Home]     [Fedora Legacy]     [Fedora Desktop]     [Red Hat 9 Bible]     [Fedora Bible]     [Fedora SELinux]     [Big List of Linux Books]     [Yosemite News]     [Yosemite Photos]     [KDE Users]     [Fedora Tools]

Powered by Linux

Google
  Web www.spinics.net