I have a package (kubernetes) which I would like to decompose into 2
subpackages A and B. Problem is A and B share some files and directories
so installing both of them on the same machine results in file
conflicts. Solution is to create the third package C, which provides all
those conflicting/shared files and directories (documentation, one
configuration file, etc.). So A and B both Requires C. So now both A and
B can be installed on the same machine (together with C).
My question is how should I name subpackage C? Should it be named common
or shared or base or "this files and directories are shared together
package". Is there a convention on naming a subpackage with these common
or shared files and directories?
glibc-common provides configuration file, binaries, locales
emacs-common provides binaries, service file, documents, charsets,
gnuplot-common provides binaries, docs, PostScript files, one man page,
one info page, ...
Is there a minimum requirement what should a common package provide or
is it just arbitrary?
Subpackage C provides one directory, one configuration file and 4 docs.
Thanks for any answer.
I was doing a test build of zipios++ for rawhide in mock and when the build
for the documentation was attempted I got an interesting (if unhelpful)
It looks like the make doc target uses convert for part of the
+ make V=1 doc
convert doc/images/zipios++.jpg doc/images/zipios++.eps
Makefile:808: recipe for target 'doc' failed
make: *** [doc] Illegal instruction (core dumped)
Doing this by hand in my f21 system seems to work.
We have another Test Day coming up on Thursday, part of the effort to
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It should be a fairly light effort - we just need to test basic
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