[CentOS-devel] Question re RPM Package Naming

Rodrigo Barbosa rodrigob at darkover.org
Wed Apr 18 05:36:15 UTC 2007

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On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 03:23:36PM +1000, Les Bell wrote:
> Rodrigo Barbosa <rodrigob at darkover.org> wrote:
> >>
> > 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 ?
> <<
> Ah - I guess that answers my question: I thought that the .centos part just
> indicated that the RPM was built on/for Centos. But if it really means it's
> an official package, that's an entirely different proposition.

Yes. As I came to understand it, those are the official packages that differ
from the one from OUP's.

> >>
> 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.
> <<
> Yes - that was the idea of submitting it via this list. In that case, I can
> just sit back and relax, since it's somebody else's problem.

Good luck.

- -- 
Rodrigo Barbosa
"Quid quid Latine dictum sit, altum viditur"
"Be excellent to each other ..." - Bill & Ted (Wyld Stallyns)

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