On Nov 15, 2009, at 8:09 PM, Eric MSP Veith wrote:
>> In that case, I put both Conflicts: bash.rpm / Obsoletes: bash.rpm
>> in newbash.rpm?
> Depdends on what you express. Normally, "Obsoletes" suffices.
The fundamental design flaw with Obsoletes: is lack of persistence.
So if you undertake a old -> new renaming, and the "new" package has
then the "old" package is erased.
But nothing stops re-installing the "old" package.
Which is often why a Conflicts: is being added with Obsoletes:, for
I'm likely to make Obsoletes: persistent Real Soon Now. But that
won't change widely deployed RPM behavior.
73 de Jeff
Received on Mon Nov 16 03:12:23 2009
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