[CentOS-devel] Question re RPM Package Naming

Rodrigo Barbosa rodrigob at darkover.org
Wed Apr 18 04:53:59 UTC 2007

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On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 01:36:59PM +1000, Les Bell wrote:
> Rodrigo Barbosa <rodrigob at darkover.org> wrote:
> >>
> My suggestion would be .el5.lesbell.XXX.rpm, at it will both identify
> the distro and the source of the package.
> <<
> Oh, I couldn't do that - modesty forbids, etc. Anyone who needs to know who
> to blame will know to use "rpm -qi" to track the packager down. In any
> case, that leaves an ambiguity; is the package for the OUP's el5, or CentOS
> el5? 

Since it is not an official package of either of them, it really makes
no difference, does it ?

> I suspect there's also a complication with whose GPG key is used to
> sign the distributed package, too.

Yours, of course.

> For my own part, I'd prefer the ".el5.centos.xxx.rpm" designation, but I'd
> like to know the canonically correct way to do this.

That is the cannonically correct way to do official packages. But if you
are submiting something that will end up in EXTRAS, you don't need to
worry about that, since it will most likely require other modifications.

A good middle term solution would be to contribute your package to the
rpmforge guys. They are the official non-official package repository
for CentOS :)


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Rodrigo Barbosa
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