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Re: suggests/requires in rpm



On Mon, 24 Jan 2005, Darrin Thompson wrote:

On Sun, 2005-01-23 at 17:00 -0500, Jeff Johnson wrote:
The specific difference is that dependencies marked with "missingok" are
passed to
a depsolver, which is entirely at liberty to do whatever it wants with
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
the information.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

You've made the "definition" easy to implement but left the whole
question of what the user can expect to happen undefined. Choosing not

I, for one, thought Jeff was clear that it's the job of depsolvers (anaconda, yum, smart, apt) to decide what to do with the extra information.


-- Rex


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