[Fedora-packaging] Conflicts Draft Proposal

Patrice Dumas pertusus at free.fr
Tue Dec 5 22:18:02 UTC 2006

On Tue, Dec 05, 2006 at 10:04:39PM +0000, David Lutterkort wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-12-05 at 13:18 -0800, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> I had the same hesitation initially - if this is somethign that comes
> upa  lot or slows down reviews, we/FESCo will need to come with a more
> lightweight way. Though I wouldn't just leave conflicts up to individual
> reviewers, since they can have bad implications on the useability of the
> distro as a whole; that's where conflicts deserve more attention than
> requires (too many requires bloat installs, but don't keep you from
> using things in parallel).

Many other things can affect the distro as a whole (Provides, for example)
but that doesn't mean that FESCO should look over the issue. I am not 
in the packaging commitee, but I think that conflicts are not unlike
other packaging issues and I fail to see why FESCO should be asked for
that issue. Having the conflict guidelines in the packaging guidelines
(with an example of a case where conflicts is usefull) should be enough
in my opinion. And in case of doubt, it seems to me that it is better to
ask to the mailing list than too annoy FESCO.


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