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Re: Fedora (Linux) is Destroying it self



On Tue, 2009-05-12 at 12:26 +0200, Michael Nielsen wrote:
> It is a big disadvantage when testing, because the current scheme 
> prevents having Firefox-2 and Firefox-3 (apache-1.3, apache-2.2 etc) 
> installed, under package management because they contain files that 
> conflict, similarly with 64 bit systems, where you need to install 32bit 
> compatability software, they usually conflict, due to irrelevant 
> documentation files conflicting.

Not true; when there are identical files shared between two packages
(e.g. due to multilib) RPM does not report a conflict (the files in the
file system are reference counted and are only unlinked when the last
package is removed from the system).

E.g.:

# rpm --qf="%{name}-%{version}-%{release}.%{arch}\n"
-qf /usr/share/doc/device-mapper-1.02.28/README 
device-mapper-1.02.28-2.el5.i386
device-mapper-1.02.28-2.el5.x86_64

Regards,
Bryn.




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