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

Michael Schwendt bugs.michael at
Thu Apr 27 14:58:40 UTC 2006

On Thu, 27 Apr 2006 09:42:23 -0500, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:

> 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
> Core/Extras?
> The specific example is par2cmdline:
> which has
> Obsoletes:  parchive <= 1.1.4
> Provides:   parchive ={version}

I posted to FESCO about these issues yesterday, since multiple packagers
have been hit by this, and wanted to hear more comments. Ville pointed me
to this bug report:

There seems to be disagreement that it's a bug in Yum.

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