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



On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 5:02 AM, Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 freenet de> wrote:
> 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.

If rpm/yum/apt ever started to support it, then that would be the
greatest thing ever.  Too bad that wont ever happen.


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