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Re: Conflicts policy (Was: Re: Goodbye, Fedora)



On Wed, 21 Feb 2007 14:59:51 +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:

> > There is no technical knowlegde needed to decide on
> > that.
> 
> Well, it will quickly raise questions like "Is 'Conflicts kernel < 
> 2.6.17' okay?"

No, the question is irrelevant in the context of the %{dist} package space
where the kernel is known to be >= 2.6.17. Conflicts of Fedora 7 with
packages from Red Hat Linux 9 are outside the scope of such a policy. The
primary focus should be on what conflicts can occur if somebody does
a [fresh] install of Fedora 7? And what conflicts are possible a few
months later after hundreds of updates?

> > Does FESCo like surprises during full installations or when future
> > updates pull in a conflicting dep-chain?
> 
> Seems nobody is targeting anymore to make "full installations" possible.

Possibly not at install-time. But all packages are available after
firstboot.


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