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Re: comps discussion at fudcon and the future



On Thu, 2009-01-15 at 15:39 -0600, Rex Dieter wrote:
> Bill Nottingham wrote:
> 
> > Kevin Kofler (kevin kofler chello at) said:
> >> seth vidal wrote:
> >> > Conditional packages were viewed, from the outset, as something that
> >> > had to go. One way or the other conditional pkgs were going to get
> >> > beaten up.
> >> 
> >> But it can't go because there's no working alternative.
> > 
> > Well... attached is a prototype of a yum plugin to do this sort of stuff.
> 
> ok for language conditionals... there's a few other use-cases...
> 
> but I was just wondering that perhaps this is an area where soft/recommended
> dependencies could help address (within or not in the context of the future
> of comps).

they don't help the problem at all, they just introduce a whole other
set of difficulties as to what the default behavior should be when we
hit them.

-sv



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