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Re: Same named packages, different dependencies



Brian Richardson <brian cubik ca> wrote:

>A1tmblwd netscape net wrote:
>
>[ snip ]
>
>>perl-XML-Parser from Dag
>>========================
>>  
>>
>Dag, at least, points out that his packages may/will depend on other 
>packages _in his repository_. This is the case for all 3rd party vendors 
>He is also nice enough to point out when a particular package is 
>maintained by another repository. Simply put, the RPMs provided by the 
>Fedora Project are considered authoritative for a particular package. 
>Any add-ons will of course be provided by 3rd-party vendors. The 
>coincidence of names is simply that.
>

If it is coincidence up2date, yum and apt are in dire need of improvement because none of these applications can distinguish between packages from an authoritative source and 3rd-party. Once the repositories are enabled these applications will indicate that ATrpms's package is an upgrade for Fedora's.

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