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Re: suggests/requires in rpm

On Monday 24 January 2005 22:32, seth vidal wrote:
> > I, for one, thought Jeff was clear that it's the job of depsolvers
> > (anaconda, yum, smart, apt) to decide what to do with the extra
> > information.
> All that's really been done is to push the decision-making process
> off on the depsolvers.

Which is what it should do.  Depsolvers are becoming the defacto 
interface to the packaging system; responsibility may feel burdensome 
at times, but it's a pretty clear distinction to implement these 
processes at this level.

The less magic RPM does, the better. Depsolvers are more fluid than RPM, 
which is why they should acquire the necessary complex logic. 
Heretofore mentioned bugzillas already clearly show why magic is a 
BadThing at the RPM level and that the depsolvers should be charged to 
make these decisions:
> http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/130352
> http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/111071
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/145091#c6


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