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Re: kernel-devel: should yum install, not update?



On Jan 24, 2005, Axel Thimm <Axel Thimm ATrpms net> wrote:

> It is the packager's decision whether he will craft a package that
> will allow concurrent non-conflicting installs of the same package
> in different versions. This is currently (only) true for the kernel
> packages, but could easily be extended to gcc and python packages.

> So if the packager has taken care to allow for concurrent installs he
> will tag his package appropriately.

> A higher level resolver has otherwise no chance on deriving this
> information and the current patching of resolvers to allow certain
> packages to be installed instead of upgraded will have an end.

And why couldn't the depsolver itself verify that conflicts do not
exist between the installed version and the to-be-installed one?  I
think it's my turn to show that we don't need additional annotations
:-)

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Alexandre Oliva             http://www.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
Red Hat Compiler Engineer   aoliva {redhat com, gcc.gnu.org}
Free Software Evangelist  oliva {lsd ic unicamp br, gnu.org}


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