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Re: Conflicts on files not symmetric

From: Jeff Johnson <n3npq@mac.com>
Date: Sat 20 Sep 2008 - 16:44:04 CEST
Message-id: <FF12ADFD-2A26-4C4F-8D76-8B24BD02910F@mac.com>

On Sep 19, 2008, at 6:50 AM, Jeff Johnson wrote:

> On Sep 19, 2008, at 5:07 AM, Michael Schroeder wrote:
>> So, is this a known bug? Is it worth fixing?
> Obsoletes: has the same (or at least closely related) issue, a lack  
> of persistence
> checking the dependency after install is performed.
> E.g. s/Conflicts/Obsoletes/ in your reproducer.
> In the first case, the end-result will have B installed, the 2nd
> case end-result will have both A and B installed.
> Persistent dependency assertions, not just while installing a  
> transaction,
> will lead to many new corner cases, and packaging flaws will
> force per-package, not per-transaction, disablers so that
> packaging errors can be handled and the pretense of
> legacy compatibility is preserved.
> Dunno "bug", rpm has always behaved this way, perfectly sensible
> for rpm's installer hysterical roots.
> Sure can be fixed if there is need.


Which brings us to the question:

     Should Obsoletes: be made persistent?

73 de Jeff
Received on Sat Sep 20 16:44:20 2008
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