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Re: Changing subpackaging



On Tue, 23 May 2006 15:01:36 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:

> Axel Thimm wrote:
> 
> > when a package stops shipping subpackages the buildsystem gets upset -
> > the old subpackage which required the old main package cries out loud
> > in the broken deps reports.
> > 
> > Can a maintainer do something about it? Mail a human plugin of the
> > buildsystem to throw the old subpackage out?
> 
> Request the old/stale rpm to be removed from the repo by adding to the "For
> requesting removal of packages" section one one (or more) of:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras/FC4Status
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras/FC5Status
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Extras/FC6Status

This is necessary because "Obsoletes" does not remove an old sub-package
from the repository, "yum install" (and Yum queries) still see this package,
and it is listed in the repoview pages, too.


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