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Re: RFC: Soname in rpm name



seth vidal wrote:
> okay I'm going to throw out some silly ideas for gathering info on the
> 'age' of a package.
> 
> 1. panu's leaf code - I've used it - it does turn up things that nothing
> depends on and does it nicely.
> 2. look for shared objects in the filelists of the things turned up in 1
> 3. look for packages that have been untouched in > than N
> days/months/years
> 4. look for packages whose build date is many many months ago.
> 
> None of these will get rid of every case - but it will help us identify
> odd situations and left-over cruft.
> 
> thoughts?

Sounds interesting. On the other hand, maybe we could do it manually (from a
packager's point of view) : if you package library foo, and you know that
version 0.1 is not supported anymore (noone knows that better than you
since you maintain it), you can add an Obsoletes tag to your libfoo5
package, and force the removal.
Would that solve Jeff's issue ?


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