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Re: 182 pending F11 stable updates. WTF?



On Sat, 2009-05-09 at 04:27 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> 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).

I don't quite see how that works...what does it achieve? Are there
things which can work happily with either the KDE 3 or KDE 4 versions of
kdelibs?

Even so, I think it'd be more correct to have a virtual provides that
both packages provide, but maybe I'm missing the point here.
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Adam Williamson
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