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Re: some package splits



On Tue, 2008-01-29 at 18:12 +0000, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Nils Philippsen <nphilipp <at> redhat.com> writes:
> > [...]
> > Obsoletes: evince < $version
> > Conflicts: evince < $version
> > [...]
> > %package dvi
> > Obsoletes: evince < $version
> > Conflicts: evince < $version
> > [...]
> > %package djvu
> > Obsoletes: evince < $version
> > Conflicts: evince < $version
> > [...]
> > 
> > This way, an existing old version of evince will get replaced by the
> > triplet evince, evince-dvi and evince-djvu but new installations won't
> > be affected --> no need for mentioning in the release ntoes.
> 
> This doesn't really work: in practice, depsolvers will just pick an arbitrary 
> one out of the 3 packages in such a situation, not all 3.

Is this intentional (i.e. does it serve a purpose)? Otherwise the
depsolvers should be fixed as this makes splitting up packages rather
painful.

Nils
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