firefox- Upgrade Problems in F7

Richi Plana myfedora at
Wed Oct 24 16:57:39 UTC 2007

I guess I should have added that the reason the update broke yelp and
devhelp is that they both require a specific version of the virtual
provides gecko-libs which firefox- updates. The questions still
apply, though.

On Wed, 2007-10-24 at 10:52 -0600, Richi Plana wrote:
> Hi,
> It looks like firefox- finally made it to F7 updates.
> Unfortunately, this breaks a couple of dependencies (for me, Miro,
> gnome-gtk2-gtkmozembed, yelp and devhelp).
> I understand that Miro is still heavily under development and might need
> to hard-require a specific version of firefox (
> gnome-gtk2-gtkmozembed might also be just as sensitive to changes. My
> question, though, is what functionalities are in place to catch
> dependency breakages when packages are uploaded to the repository? Does
> the system inform the breaking package maintainer that his check-in will
> break other packages? Does it inform the broken package maintainers that
> they need to update their packages? Is there an easy way to allow
> multiple installations to support both versions? Most importantly, is
> there a way that such check-ins can be postponed in a containment unit
> pending check-ins of packages which resolve the breakage in that
> specific repository (by this, I mean fedora-updates, but do third-party
> repos have a system for resolving their own problems)?
> --
> Richi Plana

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