> Meanwhile, new packaging for, say, nautilus which has > Requires(missingok): gnome-vfs2-smb > and a depsolver that tests RPMSENSE_MISSINGOK drop a sub-tree that > is optional. > > I fail to see a mulberry bush, except in this loopy and endless fretting. > > Show me the mulberries *please*. user goes from package-1.0-1.0 to package-1.1-1.0 which now had a Requires(missingok): gnome-vfs2-smp. Fine; yum (for the sake of argument) grabs gnome-vfs2-smp as well and everything is happy. Now the user gets annoyed by the "bloat" and removes gnome-vfs2-smp. Still fine. Then a security update comes out, package-1.1-1.1 and the user of course upgrades to that. yum will *AGAIN* pull in gnome-vfs2-smp. User gets really annoyed and considers this not-fine. Would there be a way to version the missingok such that it's a hint to the depsolver to only solve the dep if the old package is matching the versioning ?
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