[Mageia-dev] Update of the rpm group policy

Thierry Vignaud thierry.vignaud at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 14:39:57 CEST 2012

On 8 September 2012 14:29, Remco Rijnders <remco at webconquest.com> wrote:
>> I'm writing about the current rpm group policy:
>> http://wiki.mageia.org/en/RPM_groups_policy
>> In this list, there are some groups that contain only a handful of
>> packages while some others are in the hundreds. It sometimes makes it
>> very hard to use rpmdrake (or other tools) to browse the packages. It is
>> not a bug per se, but rather an interface issue, particularly with
>> inexperienced users.
>> My interest lies in particular in the Development/Other group. It is
>> currently a mess, mixing up programming tools with libraries and
>> compilers for the non-major programming languages. Among them, there are
>> now 300 packages for OCaml-related packages. I propose we create a
>> Development/OCaml group for them.
>> I also noticed that despite our policy not having a Development/Tools
>> rpm group, some packages started using it (I guess because Fedora and
>> Suse have a Development/Tools group). I think this is a good idea and we
>> could move there various tools currently in Development/Other like cvs,
>> subversion (and all vcs), valgrind, make, autoconf, etc.
>> If you agree, I will amend our
>> http://wiki.mageia.org/en/RPM_groups_policy
>> with these two changes
>> and get in touch with the appropriate packagers/maintainers to do the
>> group change (which is a trivial spec change).
> Hi Malo,
> I am in agreement with your proposal above, but I think the RPM groups
> policy need a wider overhaul. For examples, I miss categories for scheduling
> and productivity, as well as a category for personal finances, etc.
> As these changes also mean an update to our rpmlint package, I think it is
> best if someone drafts up a list of the needed changes and presents that in
> an upcoming dev team meeting for sanctioning.

Yes it may be better.
_Then_, we'll need to update

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