[Rpm-maint] various bug fixes (patches)

Michael Schroeder mls at suse.de
Wed Nov 14 09:41:38 UTC 2007

On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 03:00:37PM -0500, Jason Corley wrote:
> >    Disadvantages:
> >      - breaks with older rpm versions and installers
> Breaks how, and for what versions of rpm and what installers?
> Jason

They are treated as normal dependencies, so rpm (<= 4.4.2) can't
install the package if a suggests dependency can't be fulfilled.
It's a bit worse for enhances dependencies, as they are encoded
as provides, so you may get an inconsistent system.


Michael Schroeder                                   mls at suse.de
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF Markus Rex, HRB 16746 AG Nuernberg

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