[Rpm-maint] Enforce install/erase order without adding a Requires:
ville.skytta at iki.fi
Thu Nov 25 21:28:47 UTC 2010
On Thursday 25 November 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.
> Panu had a look into the problem yesterday and it turned out this can be
> done by simply adding a new tag triple and very few additional lines of
> code. But it also turned out that's really hard to come up with a good
> name for it. After banging our heads against the wall for the morning we
> settled on "OrderWithRequires:" It is not really beautiful but here are
> the reasons why we preferred it over two dozen other options:
> * It contains "Requires" which make clear that it is handled exactly
> like normal Requires during ordering.
If it's actually not a "Requires", it shouldn't IMO contain that word.
If Suggests/Enhances are not desirable for this, how about DependencyOrder?
Some actual, concrete example cases exactly what for and how this would be
used might result in better suggestions.
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