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Re: Agenda for the 2009-05-26 Packaging Committee meeting

On Sat, 2009-05-30 at 12:53 +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:

> Take for example package A with
> Requires(post): C
> Recommends(post): B

> Or consider "Recommends: B >= 1.2" - what exactly does this mean? The 

FWIW, I've definitely never seen a "Suggests(post)" (or anything other
than a plain "Suggests:") in Mandriva, and I don't recall seeing a
versioned one either. So it's not something I'd put much thought into.
Your caveats about those cases seem correct, though.

If we want to do it really properly, I think we'd wind up with something
at least as subtle as Debian's system - two levels of soft deps in one
direction, and a reverse soft dep - and probably policies on how they
are allowed to be used and what certain cases, like the ones you
outline, should mean.
Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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