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

Peter Jones pjones at redhat.com
Tue Nov 30 14:54:58 UTC 2010

On 11/25/2010 08:13 AM, Florian Festi wrote:
> * It contains "Requires" which make clear that it is handled exactly
> like normal Requires during ordering.
> * We considered using "Sort" instead of "Order" as its less ambiguous
> but "order" is already part of the rpm nomenclature (--noorder).
> * It does not contain "before" or "after" which get wrong when it
> comes to ordering erases.

I was going to say "proceed", but that breaks this perfectly reasonable

> * OrderWithRequires(pre) is supported and looks familiar.
> * It offers adding OrderWithRequiredBy later for adding a reverse
> relation.
> * It's long and descriptive. As it is going to be rarely used typing
> effort is not an argument.

> Nevertheless we still have the feeling there might be better names.
> Suggestions are welcome!

SoftRequire: ?  I think most people already grok the concept of hard v soft.

I'm really fine with it either way; just happy we'll finally get this
feature :)


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