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Re: duplicate filenames in the different packages [qstat vs. torque]



On Fri, Aug 04, 2006 at 09:32:39AM -0700, Garrick Staples wrote:
> Why bother with a Conflicts: tag?  They already conflict, don't they?

Adding to all valiud points made by other:

Usually depsolvers only know about file conflicts when they unleash
the rpm transaction which then fails. An explicit Conflicts: informs
the depsolver early in its computation about whether to not include
the conflicting package or sometimes even to remove a package.

E.g. when packages A and B conflict, explicitly asking a depsolver to
install B may remove A (I know it's the case for apt and smart, not
100% sure about yum).

Whether this policy or intelligent depsolvers is desired or not is
another topic, the explict Conflicts: just enables the processing of
this information into depsolver mechanics.
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