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Re: kernel-devel: should yum install, not update?

On Jan 25, 2005, Jeff Johnson <n3npq nc rr com> wrote:

> Alexandre Oliva wrote:
>> On Jan 24, 2005, Axel Thimm <Axel Thimm ATrpms net> wrote:

>>> It is the packager's decision whether he will craft a package that
>>> will allow concurrent non-conflicting installs of the same package
>>> in different versions. This is currently (only) true for the kernel
>>> packages, but could easily be extended to gcc and python packages.

>> And why couldn't the depsolver itself verify that conflicts do not
>> exist between the installed version and the to-be-installed one?  I
>> think it's my turn to show that we don't need additional annotations
>> :-)

> Additional annotations for what? What problem are you trying to solve?

To indicate whether multiple versions of the same package can coexist

> FWIW, "missingok" generalizes to all dependencies, not just Requires:,
> and in an equivalently semantic free (from rpmlib POV) fashion.

That's a different thread (or maybe a different portion of the same
thread :-)

Alexandre Oliva             http://www.ic.unicamp.br/~oliva/
Red Hat Compiler Engineer   aoliva {redhat com, gcc.gnu.org}
Free Software Evangelist  oliva {lsd ic unicamp br, gnu.org}

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