[Guidelines Change] Changes to the Packaging Guidelines

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Here are the latest set of changes to the Fedora Packaging Guidelines:


The Emacs packaging guidelines were updated to handle cases where a
package's principal functionality does not require (X)Emacs, but the
package also includes some auxiliary Elisp files to provide support for
the package in (X)Emacs.



The Scriptlet Snippets section dealing with the order that scriptlets
are invoked has been updated to include %trigger scripts.



A subsection was added to the Packaging Guidelines section on Filesystem
Layout in which it is made explicit that binaries in /bin or /sbin must
NOT depend on any libraries in /usr/lib or /usr/lib64.



The section on Epochs was improved, and clarifying language about Epoch
use in Requires was added to the Packaging Guidelines.



New guidelines were added covering the packaging of Ada programs.



The section on Boostrapping in the Treatment of Bundled Libraries page
in the Packaging Guidelines has been amended to add the following:

Packages which are built in such a bootstrapping mode must not be tagged
for a final release (or pushed as an update for any stable release). FPC
will track the progress of approved bootstrapping exceptions via the
ticket requesting the bootstrap bundling exception.



Macro forms of system executables (such as %{__rm}) should not be used
except when there is a need to allow the location of those executables
to be configurable.



These guidelines (and changes) were approved by the Fedora Packaging
Committee (FPC).

Many thanks to Hans Niedermann, Jonathan Underwood, Pavel Zhukov, and
all of the members of the FPC, for assisting in drafting, refining, and
passing these guidelines.

As a reminder: The Fedora Packaging Guidelines are living documents! If
you find something missing, incorrect, or in need of revision, you can
suggest a draft change. The procedure for this is documented here:


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