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Re: suggests/requires in rpm



On Jan 24, 2005, "Sean" <seanlkml sympatico ca> wrote:

> If so, is this annotation really required?  I think the following rules
> accomplish the same thing:

> If the currently installed version has the same missingok annotation as is
> given in the new rpm, then install each dependency only if an early
> version is currently installed (handle each such dependecy like rpm -F).

> Otherwise, install each dependant rpm as if it were required, (ie. handle
> like rpm -U, it must represent new functionality, or been recently made
> optional).

Cool, I hadn't considered this possibility.  Way to go.

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