[Rpm-maint] querry on "rpm warning"

Panu Matilainen pmatilai at redhat.com
Wed Apr 23 12:04:19 UTC 2008

On Wed, 23 Apr 2008, devzero2000 wrote:

> I don't think it is right to use context marked dependency (e.g.
> scriptlet deps ordering ) for ordering package installation, if the
> packages
> don't use these in first place
> (http://www.rpm.org/max-rpm-snapshot/s1-rpm-depend-manual-dependencies.html).
> If  absolutely necessary and the automatic deps resolutions of rpm is not
> sufficient  just use plain  Requires: baz

There's nothing "wrong" in using context marked dependencies. In fact 
they're often the only way to ensure correct ordering in complex package 
sets / transactions (notably due to dependency loops that creep into 
packaging all too easily).

 	- Panu -

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