RFC: Soname in rpm name

seth vidal skvidal at phy.duke.edu
Tue Jan 25 13:26:10 UTC 2005

> Not the same pinning.  I'm talking about adding a bit that would tell
> whether a particular package was requested by the user or brought in
> just to satisfy a dependency of another package.  Packages of the
> latter group that no longer have any dependency in the database may be
> garbage collected.  Packages of the former group shouldn't.

Right but the problem is this.

sometimes, when I know a dep a package needs i'll request it too.

so instead of:
 yum install rdiff-backup

I'll run:
 yum install rdiff-backup librsync

So, I've requested it - but only b/c I know it's a dep.


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