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Old 05-30-2012, 08:59 AM
Jan Kaluža
 
Default Adding subpackage == new review?

Hi,

"swift", one of the packages I maintain, introduced new shared library
called "swiften" in the new "swift" version. I would like to pack this
library as a subpackage, so I want to change current swift.spec to build
both "swift" package and also "swiften" and "swiften-devel" packages.


Do I have to resubmit the package for a review to do this? I have
already asked few people and got very different answers.


Regards,
Jan Kaluza
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:12 AM
Michael Schwendt
 
Default Adding subpackage == new review?

On Wed, 30 May 2012 10:59:21 +0200, Jan Kaluža wrote:

> Hi,
>
> "swift", one of the packages I maintain, introduced new shared library
> called "swiften" in the new "swift" version. I would like to pack this
> library as a subpackage, so I want to change current swift.spec to build
> both "swift" package and also "swiften" and "swiften-devel" packages.

Using a single source archive? If so, that has happened in other packages
before.

> Do I have to resubmit the package for a review to do this?

No. You are free to split off, rename, or obsolete subpackages as
appropriate.

> I have already asked few people and got very different answers.

Almost impossible to comment on. Just this:
Those, who claimed that a re-review would be required, have they pointed
you at specific Packaging Guidelines? That would be the interesting part.

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Old 05-30-2012, 09:59 AM
Thomas Spura
 
Default Adding subpackage == new review?

On Wed, May 30, 2012 at 10:59 AM, Jan Kaluža <jkaluza@redhat.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> "swift", one of the packages I maintain, introduced new shared library
> called "swiften" in the new "swift" version. I would like to pack this
> library as a subpackage, so I want to change current swift.spec to build
> both "swift" package and also "swiften" and "swiften-devel" packages.
>
> Do I have to resubmit the package for a review to do this? I have already
> asked few people and got very different answers.

When you rename the package completely from swift to swiften, you need
a new review request, as the spec file needs to be %name.spec:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Package_Renaming_Process
When you only introduce a new subpackage, you can add that to the swift package.

Greetings,
Tom
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