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Re: File conflicts in Fedora Extras Development



Michael Schwendt (bugs michael gmx net) said: 
> On Tue, 11 Jul 2006 14:46:16 -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> 
> > > gnumeric-1.6.3-2.fc6.i386.rpm
> > >   File conflict with: /usr/share/gnumeric/1.6.3/idl/GNOME_Gnumeric.idl
> > >   => Package conflicts with: gnumeric-devel - 1:1.6.3-2.fc6.i386
> > >
> > > gnumeric-devel-1.6.3-2.fc6.i386.rpm
> > >   File conflict with: /usr/share/gnumeric/1.6.3/idl/GNOME_Gnumeric.idl
> > >   => All file names in this package are found in the repository elsewhere!
> > >   => Package conflicts with: gnumeric - 1:1.6.3-2.fc6.i386
> > 
> > How can it conflict with it's own *subpackage*? (See also, heartbeat.)
> 
> Sloppy packaging, creating a -devel sub-package for a file which is
> already included in the main package.
> 
> Call it "soft conflict" if you like to.

So these are common files, not necessarily 'file conflicts'?

Bill


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