Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 446093
split kdeedu RFE
Last modified: 2008-06-26 16:57:43 EDT
The Education SIG plans to produce a Live CD spin dealing with mathematical
applications. We would like to include those packages from kdeedu related to
mathematics, but we are running into space problems when including the whole
kdeedu package. Could you please consider to split kdeedu up, so that we can
include these applications in the spin?
Which ones again? kig, kalgebra, kmplot?
At least kig, kalgebra and kmplot, but there are also kbruch and kpercentage.
Then, we would get the whole bunch of kdeedu apps related to mathematics.
I think this is a good idea so I went ahead and created a new SPEC for a kdemath
package which includes kig, kalgebra, kmplot, kbruch and kpercentage. The SPEC
file can be found here http://tuxbrewr.fedorapeople.org/kdemath.spec and is
based on the current kdeedu SPEC file. The SRPM can be found here
http://tuxbrewr.fedorapeople.org/kdemath-4.0.4-1.fc9.src.rpm New package built
successfully on all archs. Build log is here
http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/taskinfo?taskID=625395. Added info to this
bugreport for you to look at 1st rex and kevin and decide if its good. If so
will submit an official package request.
I set it so this package conflicts with kdeedu to inhibit installation on
systems where kdeedu is already installed.
Well, we really don't want another package built from the kdeedu sources and
conflicting with kdeedu, this should be built as a subpackage of kdeedu.
Your right a subpackage is a better idea so here is a modified kdeedu specfile.
everything built with no errors on both F9 and F10
I just wanted to ask, whether I may help somehow. Is there already a review in
progress or is there anything I might do?
we haven't forgotten. Still pondering our options.
fwiw, here's an irc snippet from #fedora-kde today:
[12:43] <SMParrish> rdieter:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=446093 just showed up in my inbox
again. Has this been discussed at all?
[12:45] <rdieter> SMParrish: a little, no action taken yet. Looks good
[12:48] <SMParrish> kk will post an update that its still pending and not
[12:49] <rdieter> I'm still debating whether to keep it like that -math group,
or split each app individually.
[12:50] <SMParrish> well if you are leaning towards a seperate package for
each app would suggest it be done for all apps in kdedeu not just the math
ones to make it consistent
[12:51] <rdieter> yup
it's bad idea to seperate package for each app. It's fine to split it
into -math but no go for "seperate package for each app"!
Alrighty, discussed in a recent kde-sig meeting, and we compromised with the
proposed -math split. I'll get to work on that.
* Thu Jun 26 2008 Rex Dieter <firstname.lastname@example.org> 4.0.83-2
- %description: update for new apps
- -math subpkg (#446093)
- -devel: omit a few lib*.so symlinks for those with non-public apis
- -devel: move designer plugins here