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Re: rawhide report: 20080211 changes



On Thu, 14 Feb 2008 14:44:52 +0300, Peter Lemenkov wrote:

> 2008/2/14, Xavier Bachelot:
> >
> > >       perl-XML-Xerces-2.7.0_0-4.fc9.i386 requires libxerces-c.so.27
> > >       perl-XML-Xerces-2.7.0_0-4.fc9.x86_64 requires libxerces-c.so.27()(64bit)
> > >       perl-XML-Xerces-2.7.0_0-4.fc9.ppc requires libxerces-c.so.27
> > >       perl-XML-Xerces-2.7.0_0-4.fc9.ppc64 requires libxerces-c.so.27()(64bit)
> 
> 
> >  Is there a way to blacklist this package from the broken deps nag mail,
> >  or am I doomed to get it daily until xerces 3.0 is released ?
> 
> One possible solution is to provide compat-xerces-c-2.7.0.

As the topic of "compat-" packages has come up elsewhere, too, recently,
please think carefully whether to introduce either

  xerces-c27

or:

  compat-xerces-c

The compat- packages normally do not offer any -devel files you could use
to (re)build other packages with. They are solely for binary compatibility
with available packages, regardless of whether within Fedora or provided
by a 3rd party. That's what the term "compatibility" means in this case.
And we should not confuse the notion with multiple parallel installable
versions of a library and its corresponding -devel packages. If you
considered a compat-xerces-c-devel-2.7.0, that kind of defeats the purpose
of compat- packages, and you could as well drop the "compat-" prefix from
the package namespace and append the SONAME version to the base name, as
in "xerces-c27" and "xerces-c27-devel".


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