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Re: RFC: Soname in rpm name



On Sun, January 30, 2005 7:06 pm, Aurelien Bompard said:

> I see your point.
> OK, this is a dirty hack, but could we have, say, the fedora-release
> package
> "Conflict" with expiring package libraries ? (Told you it was dirty...)
> My point is: could we use our existing packages and the Conflicts (or
> another one) mechanism to expire a library ?
>
> I really think that this problem is worth taking some time to solve it.


What exactly is the problem?   Users uninstall old applications they no
longer use or upgrade to new versions that use new libraries.   When
nothing references an old library any more it can be garbage collected.

Sean




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