Splitting the ncurses RPM

Miroslav Lichvar mlichvar at redhat.com
Thu Jun 7 15:27:17 UTC 2007

On Thu, Jun 07, 2007 at 10:48:39AM -0400, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Miroslav Lichvar (mlichvar at redhat.com) said: 
> > > For sanity's sake on upgrades, leaving the libraries in the same
> > > package name (multilib) would be best.
> > 
> > I'm confused, do you want to keep the libraries in ncurses package?
> (This has nothing to to with OLPC, and everything to do with the distro)
> If the libraries move to a different package, we end up with ncurses-devel/
> ncurses-libs being multilib, instead of ncurses-devel/ncurses as we have
> currently. This causes problems for upgrades with getting a no-longer-multilib
> ncurses package off the system for the secondary arch. So, if possible,
> keeping the libraries in the 'same' package as it was previously is preferred.

Ok, that makes sense. Unfortunately I don't see other way how to
create a subpackage that will be installed in upgrade and have
dependencies that would allow removing the subpackage.

Miroslav Lichvar

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