[Fedora-packaging] Conflicts in Core and Extras packages

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Tue Nov 14 18:40:45 UTC 2006

Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 19:01:01 +0100, Nicolas Mailhot wrote:
>> Le mardi 14 novembre 2006 à 12:52 +0100, Michael Schwendt a écrit :
>>> On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 12:35:26 +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
>>>> Well, Core has conflicts with other core packages afaik. So the above
>>>> will never work afaics, with or without Extras.
>>> Is that true?
>> The kernel package, for example, has a boatload of versionned conflicts
>> to prevent installation on a system with the wrong userspace level.
> Void.
> The right userspace tools are part of Core, so these conditional conflicts
> only become active under corner-case conditions and then create artificial
> hurdles.

There have been times in the past where I wanted to try a rawhide kernel 
on a current-release Fedora version to see if it fixed an issue I was 
having. The versioned requires/conflicts that the kernel has were very 
useful at that time, as it told me what else I needed to pull from 
rawhide to do the experiment.


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