[Rpm-maint] [PATCH 15/19] Remember that a package was installed with --nopolicy

Steve Lawrence slawrence at tresys.com
Fri Feb 12 20:54:42 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-02-05 at 13:11 -0500, James Antill wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-02-02 at 15:25 -0500, Steve Lawrence wrote:
> > Policy modules should be ignored during policy conflict detection if a
> > package was installed with --nopolicy. This patch remembers if a package
> > was installed with --nopolicy by added a new tag, RPMTAG_NOPOLICIES,
> > and setting its value to the time the package was installed. When doing
> > conflict checks, the existence of the tag in a header tells rpm to ignore
> > its policies during conflict detection.
>  This seems like a really bad idea. Much like letting rpm have a
> --noconflicts or --norequires option, and expecting to be able to do
> sane prco resolution afterwards.

I'm not sure I understand the problem. Can you elaborate a bit?

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