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Re: [Fedora-packaging] Requires(hint):



On Wed, 2008-06-25 at 04:50 -0700, Christopher Stone wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 1:02 AM, Panu Matilainen
> <pmatilai laiskiainen org> wrote:
> > On Mon, 23 Jun 2008, Remi Collet wrote:
> >
> >> Jason L Tibbitts III a écrit :
> >>>
> >>> I've seen packages using Requires(hint): and testing shows that
> >>> currently this is handled no differently from a regular Requires:.
> >>
> >> Using this have one usefull purpose : documentation.
> >
> > Abusing bugs in software for documentation purposes? Lets not...
> 
> It works well for me, so I will continue to "abuse" the "bug" for
> documentation purposes.
> 
> My personal opinion is that this thread is making a big deal out of nothing.

Provided what you say: 
+1 to Tibbs' initial proposal on banning Requires(hint)

Rationale: It's undocumented, error-prone pollution to spec files, which
is likely to show harmful effects once rpm/yum/apt etc. should start
support it.

Ralf





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