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Re: yum, and 2 packages that provide the same thing



On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 8:27 AM, Stephen Warren
<s-t-rhbugzilla wwwdotorg org> wrote:
>  yum install unison213
>
>  and yum wouldn't know to remove the existing unison, and since they share
>  paths, things would break (unison213 ships /usr/bin/unison-2.13, unison227
>  ships /usr/bin/unison-2.27, and both use alternatives to manage
>  /usr/bin/unison, which the original unison shipped)

Wasn't the whole point of this packaging..to allow both versions to be
installed in parallel?
If they aren't parallel installable... then you haven't actually
solved the real problem which was to make sure users can select the
correct version needed for a specific cross network communication.  If
they both can't be installed in parallel..then there is no damn reason
to use alternatives.

-jef


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