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Re: Multiple package ownership



Am Donnerstag, den 09.04.2009, 11:56 +0200 schrieb Michael Schwendt:
> On Thu, 09 Apr 2009 10:37:57 +0200, Christoph wrote:
> 
> > Am Mittwoch, den 08.04.2009, 06:37 -0700 schrieb Toshio Kuratomi:
> > > Fernando Nasser wrote:
> > > > That is correct.  All the packages that install things in this
> > > directory must own it so it will only go away when the last of them is
> > > uninstalled.
> > > > 
> > > > If you find a package that own a file in that directory and does not
> > > own it, then you should indeed file a bug for a missing ownership.
> > > > 
> > > 
> > > ... or the package has a dependency on one of those packages (usually
> > > hicolor-icon-theme).  Either is acceptable practice.
> > 
> > Since all of the mentioned programs are gtk based and gtk2 requires
> > hicolor-icon-theme we have a valid dependency chain here.
> 
> And that means, the quoted packages should _not_ own those directories
> themselves, because the dirs belong into hicolor-icon-theme which
> is included in the dep-chain.

Exactly, I thought that was obvious.

(Sarcasm: How comes I'm not surprised how 'well' somebody with a
redhat.com address knows our packaging giudelines once again?)

Regards,
Christoph


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