Conflicts not being resolved

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at
Tue May 26 13:19:44 UTC 2009

On 05/23/2009 06:37 AM, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> | As a general rule, Fedora packages must NOT contain any usage of the
> | Conflicts: field.
> | Keep in mind that implicit conflicts are NEVER acceptable. 
> | If your package conflicts with another package, then you must either
> | resolve the conflict, or mark it with Conflicts:.
> What happens so far is that packagers simply ignore it.
> Again I see bz tickets from Nov 2008 which have not been responded to.
> The page doesn't point out that missing "Conflicts" tags are bad.
> Implicit conflicts are not detected prior to an RPM transaction check.
> Typically, implicit conflicts cause tools like Yum to fail, leaving it
> to the user to do the head-scratching and to remove packages manually.

This seems like a great place for someone who is looking for a way to
help out Fedora to work on, closing out these bugs.


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