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Re: Breaking deps deliberately



On Thu, May 14, 2009 at 11:47:03AM +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Wed, 13 May 2009 23:08:39 +0100, Richard wrote:
> 
> > On Wed, May 13, 2009 at 03:27:42PM +0100, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > > Someone could easily do the same thing in future.  If broken
> > > dependencies are so unacceptable, then it should be added to the
> > > packaging guidelines.
> > 
> > I added this as an agenda item for the FESCo meeting:
> > 
> > https://fedorahosted.org/fesco/ticket/147
> >   "Meeting agenda item: No broken dependencies should be a packaging guideline"
> > 
> 
> Am I reading your EPEL 5 libguestfs package changelog right? You've
> created the same broken dep also for EPEL 5. And in response to this thread
> you have released malfunctioning software instead?

It now fails at runtime with an error message saying that vmchannel is
not supported by that version of qemu.

There's also an open bug to get the relevant bits backported into
RHEL 5.4:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=497625

Rich.

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