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Re: Retiring Opyum



On Sun, 8 Jun 2008, David Timms wrote:

Kevin Kofler wrote:
Jeroen van Meeuwen <kanarip <at> kanarip.com> writes:
Would a "Obsoletes: pirut" have been more accurate and appropriate here?

There's both an Obsoletes and a Provides, the Obsoletes makes sense, the Provides not really, and it causes issues like this.

It would sort of make sense to be able say in a spec:
Provides: pirut(functionality)
ie equivalent functionality = gui package management
rather than the pirut(api) ?

"Pirut" is just a name and an implementation detail, you'd want something along the lines of "Provides: package-manager-gui" similarly to httpd providing "webserver" etc, that apps just wanting a GUI package manager can depend on. Blindly adding provides for everything obsoleted is just BAD, unless they actually provide a compatible interface (be it API or command names).

	- Panu -




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