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Re: Policy for Requires in spec files supporting optional features



On Mon, 2006-01-09 at 18:13 +0000, Tim Jackson wrote:

> I believe that some other packaging systems have a
> way of specifying "suggested dependencies", which is what's needed here,
> but RPM doesn't (unless I'm missing something).

It does in >= 4.4 (Suggests:, Enhances:, Requires(missingok), maybe
others (and maybe I don't remember the names accurately)) but I'm not
aware of any frontends which would support that functionality.  Not sure
about plain rpm CLI.


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