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Re: [NEW IDEA] Automatic removal of dependencies



On Thu, 2006-04-27 at 06:50 -0700, Panu Matilainen wrote:

> 
> Recent rpm versions support soft dependencies, eg
> Requires(hint): foo
> Provides(hint): bar
> 
> ..and have corresponding "aliases" for spec file syntax:
> Suggests: foo
> Enhances: bar
> 
> Too bad it doesn't seem like we're getting a version of rpm 
> supporting those anytime soon :-/

I was told on the rpm list by an rpm developer that it would probably be
at least a year before repository front ends properly supported those
new features anyway - so if I used them, don't expect them to do what I
want in repositories for awhile.


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