[Fedora-packaging] Conflicts in Core and Extras packages
bugs.michael at gmx.net
Tue Nov 14 19:14:04 UTC 2006
On Tue, 14 Nov 2006 18:40:45 +0000, Paul Howarth wrote:
> 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.
Read your own paragraph once more. You write "requires/conflicts" and
mix _two_ things.
The versioned "Requires" were "very useful", because they told you what
you needed, and you then fetched sufficient upgrades. On the contrary,
"Conflicts" don't tell you the way out.
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