#178 [Talk-25] Tales from the crypt: packaging horrors
Opened 2 months ago by rathann. Modified a month ago

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= Questions/Requested Information

  1. What is your proposal?

I'm a long-time Fedora user (since the beginning) and contributor (since 2006). I'm a proven packager, sponsor and I served on the Fedora Packaging Committee for many years.

This talk will cover examples of the most egregious violations of best packaging practices I encountered in the wild personally. I will present real-life spec file excerpts, show which packaging guidelines are violated and explain how to do things properly. The audience is encouraged to bring their own examples.

  1. Who in addition to the speaker needs to be in the room for this to succeed? This could be the audience you need to reach, other participants in the conversation, or other stakeholders.

Present and future package maintainers, not just in Fedora, but in any (including private) distribution.

  1. Is this a…
  • 25 minute Talk
  1. Anything else we need to know?

A projector with HDMI input.

  1. Who are you?
  • Name: Dominik Mierzejewski
  • FAS ID: rathann
  • IRC Nick, if not FAS ID: Rathann

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a month ago

Hi Dominik! We're looking forward to this talk. However, we do want to make sure that it stays positive and is not "shame oriented".

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a month ago

Hi Dominik! We're looking forward to this talk.

Thanks!

However, we do want to make sure that it stays positive and is not "shame oriented".

I'm definitely making a positive spin here. I won't be naming any names, just highlighting mistakes made most likely by people who are under pressure to produce "working" packages quickly or simply don't know any better.

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