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Re: RFC: Soname in rpm name



On Mon, Jan 24, 2005 at 07:33:15PM -0500, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Jan 2005 00:21:13 +0100, Axel Thimm <Axel Thimm atrpms net> wrote:
> > Already posted in different siblings of this thread and implemented at
> > ATrpms. Auto-expiring packages that should be disposed of if there is
> > no dependency on them should simply provide a fake dependency to hook
> > a garbage collector to.
> 
> no.. you missed my point... expiring because nothing depends on them
> is NOT what im talking about.  I'm talking about expiring a package
> because the package author is no longer maintaining that version of
> the library regardless of whether an externally built application from
> somewhere else are still using that version of the library.  If i
> haven't made my point clear enough, I apologize. Your leaf detection
> mechanism is not going to address this issue.

OK, neither will the soname-in-the-rpmname address this in any way,
positive or negative, and as said the issue you raise is far more
involved and w/o any good solution. The leaf detection would
circumstantially help here, but that wouldn't be the main focus.
-- 
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net

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