Provides: and Obsoletes: to satisfy pre-extras package dependencies?

Jason L Tibbitts III tibbs at
Thu Apr 27 14:42:23 UTC 2006

Is there any issue with new extras packages containing Obsoletes: tags
which facilitate upgrades from the pre-extras packages?  What about
Provides: tags to satisfy dependencies of packages which are not in

The specific example is par2cmdline:

which has

Obsoletes:  parchive <= 1.1.4
Provides:   parchive ={version}

 - J<

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