Bug 389251 - symlinks and packaging
symlinks and packaging
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: amsn (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Sander Hoentjen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 389261
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Reported: 2007-11-18 06:26 EST by Florian La Roche
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Description Florian La Roche 2007-11-18 06:26:53 EST
Description of problem:

tcl-8.4 has moved from /usr/lib/tcl8.4 to /usr/share/tcl8.4. Please adjust
the packaging of the other dependent rpms to also use /usr/share/tcl8.4
instead of the symlink:

symlink /usr/lib/tcl8.4 from tcl-8.4.15-5.fc8.i386.rpm is used
as directory name in tkdnd-1.0a2-9.fc8.i386.rpm, amsn-0.96-7.fc7.i386.rpm,


Florian La Roche

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Comment 1 Sander Hoentjen 2007-11-18 16:08:04 EST
%{libdir}/tcl%{tcl_version} is used to package arch-specific tcl-packages, what
is wrong with that?
It surely can't go in datadir?
Comment 2 Sander Hoentjen 2007-11-18 16:12:26 EST
what i mean is: the symlink should be an actual dir, not a symlink. This will
change with the release of tcl/tk 8.5
Comment 3 Florian La Roche 2007-11-18 17:02:01 EST
Seems like this change is now already done for the 8.4
release. Is /usr/share not possible for this package?


Florian La Roche
Comment 4 Sander Hoentjen 2007-11-19 01:30:21 EST
Well, /usr/share is only for arch-independent stuff. Both amsn and tkdnd are
arch-dependent, that's why they can't go there.
From http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/PackagingDrafts/Tcl which is still a draft,
but a good guideline nonetheless: "Tcl extension packages must be installed in
%{_datadir}/tcl8.x if they are noarch packages containing only Tcl code, or
%{_libdir}/tcl8.x if they are arch-specific extensions containing shared libraries."
Comment 5 Florian La Roche 2007-11-19 02:40:07 EST
Ok, seems like the TODO section in the above wiki has all the needed items in it
and tcl needs to be fixed first.

Thanks a lot,

Florian La Roche
Comment 6 Marcela Mašláňová 2007-11-19 08:23:30 EST
I'd like to fix all installation path in tcl8.5. I created testing rpm, this
problem is related with bug#160441

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