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Re: 182 pending F11 stable updates. WTF?



Adam Williamson wrote:
> (On a tangent - can anyone think of any reason why we shouldn't enforce
> a rule that no package could provide the actual name of another package?
> I can't envisage any scenario where (ab)using Provides in that manner
> would be useful, but I may be missing something).

It can be useful for compat packages. E.g. kdelibs3 has:
Provides: kdelibs = 6:%{version}-%{release}
(and yes, the actual kdelibs also has Epoch 6).

        Kevin Kofler


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