[Fedora-packaging] Re: Fedora Alternatives (Re: [fab] build service)
paskalis at di.uoa.gr
Mon Nov 13 08:12:28 UTC 2006
On Sun, Nov 12, 2006 at 09:29:51PM +0100, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> Conflicts: fontconfig < 2.3.93
> There's no comment that explains this. Can we please require packagers
> to explain such unusual things in the spec file?
> Either it's superfluous Conflicts information (overuse of an RPM feature)
> or at some point in time the package really conflicted with Core's
> fontconfig. In that case, ouch.
The same conflict applies to all font packages. Its root is here
(A newer version of fontconfig did not create .font-cache-1 or
.font-cache-2 in the home directories, so ghosting of those files was
removed. The introduction of the Conflict came instead of Requires: th
e newer fontconfig). The spec file change was copy-pasted from one font
package to most (all?) others. I suspect the correct thing to do was to
add a Requires: fontconfig >= 2.3.93 instead of the Conflicts:.
Is that correct?
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