Yeah, the SQL standard is lax enough in itself and then everybody has
"Richard W.M. Jones" <rjones redhat com
> On Fri, Feb 13, 2009 at 04:06:41PM -0600, King InuYasha wrote:
>> Why can't RPM packages have a Requires saying "mysql OR postgresql" or
>> something like that?
> Debian has a mechanism exactly like this.
> However it is my understanding (possibly incorrect) that the right way
> to deal with this with RPM is using virtual provides, ie each database
> would have this:
> Provides: database
> Which allows any package that needs "a database" to require that.
> I'm not exactly sure how requiring mysql or postgresql would work out
> in reality, since they have quite different capabilities and SQL