foo vs. foo+

Till Maas opensource at
Sat Jul 21 07:47:50 UTC 2007

On Saturday 21 July 2007 04:15:19 Christoph Wickert wrote:
> Imagine there are two projects: foo and foo+. foo+ is a fork, a
> different flavor of foo, but both offer the same functionality and are
> compatible for other apps that sit on top of foo(+).
> Now both projects want to be included in fedora. First of all, both
> packages need a Conflicts: foo conflicts foo+ and foo+ conflicts foo.

Why do they need to conflict each other? Maybe using "alternatives" is enough.


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