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Re: Testing libsatsolver on Fedora

On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 01:19:19PM -0400, Seth Vidal wrote:
> We have a policy that forbids non-explicit file conflicts, yes.

I thought it applied to regular conflicts, now I see in the document
there are some exceptions allowed.

> If you have two pkgs and you know foo owns a file that bar also owns - 
> you are obligated to put an explicit conflict in place.
That might be a nice createrepo feature to add such conflicts.

> The reason why yum doesn't detect them is b/c the metadata about files  
> does not include color and checksum (mainly b/c if we did include that in 
> the filelists metadata it would be outrageously large) If the satsolver 
> is going to detect those then it will have to be AFTER it downloads all 
> the rpms.
> Do you see what I mean?

Yes, but that's not what I'm talking about. I mean the explicit
conflicts between current versions of packages. I.e. the thing that
makes the complexity exponential.

For example:
package A: depends on X
package B: conflicts with D
package C: provides X
package D: provides X

yum install A B fails here as it tries to install A B D. The solution
is to install A B C.

Miroslav Lichvar

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