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rpm 4.4.9 introducing directory dependencies renders older rpms useless

From: Tobias Gerschner <tobias.gerschner@gmail.com>
Date: Thu 23 Aug 2007 - 03:25:05 CEST
Message-ID: <ea7e82ce0708221825r1ae74e90r80b439fc3a6bc52@mail.gmail.com>

I am in the process of upgrading rpm from 4.4.4 to 4.4.9 . Seems like
from 4.4.5 > 4.4.6 directory dependencies got introduced. Now I could
not install any older rpm because it depends on /usr/bin or even more
obscure paths that are created during installation of the very package
( say /usr/lib/foo/plugin )

Am I missing some information here ? I found a theoretical discussion
about the pro + cons of directory dependencies but no actual
discussion of how things are implemented and how to achieve backward
compatibility .

Any help appreciated ( links , diffsets + comments )


Tobias Gerschner
Member of Board of Yoper Linux Ltd. NZ

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Received on Thu Aug 23 03:25:51 2007
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