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Re: RFC: Soname in rpm name



Aurelien Bompard wrote:

Jeff Johnson wrote:


Try with rpm -i.



Yeah OK. How about something that would be understood by depsolvers then ?



Depsolvers (at least correctly written ones) use Provides:, not Name:, for choosing
what packages to install.


The only reason for ornamenting the package name with gunk is to attempt to provide
a clue of differences through primitive HTTP/FTP browser GUI's.


This must be a common problem, isn't it ? What do you do when an important
library changes its soname in the next version ?



Usually a soname is slam-dunked, the library and every package that uses the library
are changed at the same time. That works for the distro itself.


73 de Jeff



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