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Re: RFC: Soname in rpm name



> Where are such strict semantics of the "Obsoletes" field defined?
> 
> Isn't it rather free to use? As in "we don't need that package
> any longer, it's obsolete and can be erased"?
> 
> If, for instance, functionality of one package is supplied by another
> package, that's not a rename, but a relocation of package
> capabilities. Package "foo" would "Obsoletes: bar <= 1.0". If an old
> library API/ABI is not used anymore and hence considered obsolete, a
> new version of the library could "Obsolete: libfoo <= 0.9" just fine.

Actually I was expressing my opinion on how I think it should be used.

that's why I said 'should'

-sv



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