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Re: Should perl-devel Obsolete perl?



On 06/03/07, Robin Norwood <rnorwood redhat com> wrote:
> 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.

Say that the new perl-devel Conflicts with perl < 4:5.8.8-14 ?


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