Obsoletes question: codeina

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Wed Oct 8 17:01:00 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-10-08 at 19:49 +0300, Ville Skyttä wrote:
> Is the Provides: above appropriate in the first place, or should only the 
> Obsoletes: be there?  The only thing PackageKit-gstreamer-plugin and codeina 
> appear to have in common is /usr/libexec/gst-install-plugins-helper.
> More info:
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/NamingGuidelines#Renaming.2Freplacing_existing_packages

In this case, people who currently have codeina installed, but not the
pk-gstreamer-plugin, would get pk-gstreamer-plugin as an upgrade to
their installed codeina.  They wouldn't get pk-plugin automatically any
other way, unless something else they have installed requires it.  It's
somewhat fuzzy use of Provides, but it is in a way that is favorable to
our users.  Note that the provides is only on the package name, not on
any files or libraries, so if you had something that depended on codeina
files or libraries this wouldn't satisfy it.

Jesse Keating
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