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Re: Retiring Opyum



On Mon, 2008-06-09 at 10:35 +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> On Sun, 8 Jun 2008, David Timms wrote:
> > It would sort of make sense to be able say in a spec:
> > Provides: pirut(functionality)
> > ie equivalent functionality = gui package management
> > rather than the pirut(api) ?
> 
> "Pirut" is just a name and an implementation detail, you'd want something 
> along the lines of "Provides: package-manager-gui" similarly to httpd 
> providing "webserver" etc, that apps just wanting a GUI package manager 
> can depend on. Blindly adding provides for everything obsoleted is just 
> BAD, unless they actually provide a compatible interface (be it API or 
> command names).

Although it does make the point that we should dig out the python
auto-provides/requires and see about enabling them again.  That would
then add the fact that pirut had provided a certain API which was
required by things.

Jeremy


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