[Rpm-maint] allow to remove Requires(pre) or not?

Ville Skyttä ville.skytta at iki.fi
Wed Feb 27 18:48:06 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 26 February 2008, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> On Sat, 23 Feb 2008, Pixel wrote:

> > as for me i'm not convinced that "Requires(pre) not implying Requires"
> > is a feature. I would be in favor of "Requires(xxx) implies Requires".
> Agreed, permitting remove of (pre|post|...)-only dependencies because they
> might not be strictly needed at runtime serves no purpose at all. It only
> permits creating absurd situations like having to install another package
> in order to be able to remove something you have installed.

FWIW, I agree for Requires(preun) and Requires(postun), but not for others.  
What's the problem with allowing removal of stuff pulled in by Requires(pre) 
or Requires(post) after the corresponding %pre or %post script has already 
run and will never run again?

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