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Re: Should perl-devel Obsolete perl?



Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 freenet de> writes:

> Hi,
>
> Another issue related to the perl-devel split out:
>
> The files having been contained in "perl < *-14", now are 
> distributed through "perl+perl-devel"
>
> IMO, perl-devel >= *-14 therefore should 
> Obsoletes: perl < 4:5.8.8-14
> to guarantee an update/upgrade without functional regressions.
>
> Unfortunately: Such a change has dramatic effects on yum: It causes yum
> to iterate through all perl(...) deps.

This doesn't seem right to me anyway.  perl-devel doesn't obsolete older
versions of perl since it doesn't replace their functionality.
perl+perl-devel does 'obsolete' older versions of perl, but rpm can't
really express that.

-RN

-- 
Robin Norwood
Red Hat, Inc.

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