[Rpm-maint] Enforce install/erase order without adding a Requires:

FlorianFesti ffesti at redhat.com
Thu Nov 25 13:55:07 UTC 2010

On 11/25/2010 02:20 PM, Peter Bowen wrote:
> What about "suggests" or "recommends"  (and "enhances" for the reverse)?
> I think almost any scenario where you want explicit order but not a hard
> dependency between packages falls into these categories.
Not exactly as they (where they are implemented - RPM upstream ist 
*still* missing them) carry additional semantics that is unwanted for 
this case. This tag is about ordering only. It does not tell whoever to 
include the other package into the transaction or bug the user to 
decide. But I agree that "suggests", "recommends" and "enhances" should 
probably considered for ordering, too.


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