On Mon, 2005-11-07 at 13:50 -0500, Ed Hill wrote:
> Hi folks,
> Deji Akingunola has stepped forward to package mpich2 and I'm reviewing
> Two questions have come up that aren't (afaict) covered by the Fedora
> Extras packaging guidelines and we're looking for "authoritative"
> 1) What is official policy on conflicts between Extras and Core
> packages? I have a vague memory that "no conflicts" is the
> rule but I don't see it documented anywhere... [or maybe I
> just need to look harder? ;-)]
The official policy has always been "don't do that". :) I probably
should document that better.
> 2) What should one do in the case of packaging multiple MPI
> implementations? The "interesting" problem with different
> MPI implementations (eg. LAM/MPI, mpich, mpich2) is that
> they all want to provide a set of binaries, headers, man
> pages and libs that have similar (many identical) names.
> So where does one put them? I like:
> but thats just my opinion and more experienced packagers
> may have a better idea...?
I'd rather do this:
And use something like alternatives to manage the binaries, without
putting them in a "magic" dir that violates the FHS.
lam will probably need some work to meet these guidelines, but I'll push
internally to get it fixed for FC5.
Let me know how I can help.
Tom "spot" Callaway: Red Hat Senior Sales Engineer || GPG ID: 93054260
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