[Rpm-maint] various bug fixes (patches)
pixel at mandriva.com
Wed Nov 14 09:44:07 UTC 2007
"Jason Corley" <jason.corley at gmail.com> writes:
>> - breaks with older rpm versions and installers
> Breaks how, and for what versions of rpm and what installers?
it breaks because if you don't handle RPMSENSE_MISSINGOK, the
"Requires(hint)" will be seen as "Requires" in the metadata of
yum/smart/apt-get/urpmi/... and so they will hard-require the package
instead of allowing it to be missing.
>> > 2) SUSE's way:
>> > Put suggests and enhances in the corresponding tags (they
>> > already exist in rpm-4, but where not used)
>> > Advantage:
>> > - old rpm versions and installers just ignore them
>> > Disadvantage:
>> > - incompatible with rpm-5
>> > - there's currently no index for reverse lookups
seems nice to me.
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