[Rpm-maint] various bug fixes (patches)

seth vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Wed Nov 14 13:54:10 UTC 2007

On Wed, 2007-11-14 at 13:42 +0200, Panu Matilainen wrote:

> What I'd suggest is:
> - take the SUSE approach and store the weak dependencies separately so
>    supporting weak dependencies from depsolvers etc is entirely an opt-in
>    thingy and causes no legacy incompatibilities
> - ditch out the RPMSENSE_MISSINGOK symbol to signify the fact that we
>    handle the issue differently (from rpm5)
> - replace RPMSENSE_MISSINGOK with RPMSENSE_HINT (only really used
>    internally at build-time for determining which tag the thing goes to)
> - replace (compared to current SUSE patch) RPMSENSE_STRONG with
>    RPMSENSE_HINT_STRONG to make it obvious what it relates to
>    (only used when looking at RPMTAG_SUGGEST* RPMTAG_ENHANCE* tags
>    from headers for classifying "strongness" of the weak dep)
> - replace (compared to current SUSE patch) the Requires(strong) spec
>    syntax variant with Requires(stronghint), again just to make it plain
>    obvious what it is
> Does that sound ok?

When do you plan on implementing this and more importantly is there a
plan for when it shows up in a fedora release? The packaging committee
is going to want a drive by on this, I think.


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