mono Provides

Alexander Larsson alexl at
Thu Sep 20 07:11:08 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-09-20 at 01:29 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> Is it intentional and safe for these packages to provide these Mono
> capabilities? Are the pairs of packages, which provide exactly the
> same things, interchangable at run-time? You know what can happen when
> Yum resolves a dependency by pulling in the pkg with the shortest
> name...

I guess this is because some mono app ship dlls instead of depending on
system versions of them?

Ideally we shouldn't do this, but i'm sure there are cases where its not
possible to avoid. Maybe the mono auto-provides should only be looking
in the public directories for dlls to auto-provide?

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