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Re: Move Evolution to Extras?



seth vidal wrote:
On Wed, 2006-04-05 at 18:28 +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
Rex Dieter wrote:
Jeff Spaleta wrote:

Your logic also hits on another packaging policy limitation in Core
which doesn't strongly delineate between hard requirements and
optional functionality which depends on an additional package to be
installed to be functional.
AFAIK, the latest (or soon to be included in rawhide?) version of rpm will support new tags:
Requires(hint):
and/or
Requires(missingok):
to allow for such soft requirements.
Yup. Votes for getting a newer rpm version into rawhide sooner than later to https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=174307 ;)

If there is a decision to support this stuff it might be a good idea to
make sure we're converging on the same mechanism that the opensuse folks
are.

What is Opensuse using/doing then? Requires(hint) and Provides(hint) are just an rpm mechanism for allowing soft dependencies, anything beyond that is basically a policy question what to do about those in the depsolver.

	- Panu -


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