[Fedora-packaging] Conflicts in Core and Extras packages
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Tue Nov 14 18:41:43 UTC 2006
On Tue, 2006-11-14 at 19:32 +0100, 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.
> The right userspace tools are part of Core, so these conditional conflicts
> only become active under corner-case conditions and then create artificial
Frankly speaking, I am having difficulties to imagine valid reasons when
an explicit "Conflicts:" in an rpm.spec makes any sense, and am inclined
to think all such explicit "Conflicts:" actually are packaging bugs.
Am I missing something?
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