[Fedora-packaging] Re: Proposal to limit file deps

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Thu Dec 21 16:42:09 UTC 2006

Fernando Nasser wrote:
> I have two questions:
> 1) If this is a problem that only affects yum and all the other 
> depsolvers do it efficiently, would it be better to fix yum instead or 
> working around it by spec file changes?

It's still generally a good idea to minimize file deps.

> 2) If we still use file deps for things in /bin /sbin /usr/bin 
> /usr/sbin, which happens for all GCJ compiled packages, wouldn't it 
> force the reading of the second file anyways?

No, just for items *outside* of those locations does yum need extra 
processing.  That's the whole point of this exercise.

-- Rex

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