[Rpm-maint] Enforce install/erase order without adding a Requires:
R P Herrold
herrold at owlriver.com
Thu Nov 25 21:02:22 UTC 2010
On Thu, 25 Nov 2010, FlorianFesti wrote:
> There have been various issues with packages that demand a special order of
> installation but do not want to Require the package to be installed first. So
> a tag that is like Requires: during ordering but ignored otherwise is needed.
> "OrderWithRequires:" It is not really beautiful ...
The phrase 'do not want to Require the package' says to me:
which are basically saying a non-mandatory: Requires:
It is my strong recollection that RPM previously had soft
Requires. The rpm-list shows this in the thread from Peters
around 10 Jan 2006
cAos and Mezzanine used it
I think it was in part a response to:
What Trac or Bug number is driving this 'do not want to
Require the package' 'functional requirement' so that I may
review it, and try to understand why well known [from prior
RPM experience and from Debian practice] (and not so ugly
formulations) such as Suggests or Enhances are not preferred?
-- Russ herrold
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