[Fedora-packaging] Conflicts Draft Proposal

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Wed Jan 10 21:53:41 UTC 2007

On Wednesday 10 January 2007 16:35, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> I just wanted to remind folks that FESCo would really like for us to
> finish up guidelines for conflicts (and Conflicts:) soon.  Not much
> has happened to the draft since it was presented.
> The discussion I actually recall revolved around the suggestions in
> the "Conflicting Files" section:
>  man pages should probably go into different "sections" (like
>  Coin2-devel and Inventor-devel) instead of being renamed.
>  I recall objection to using "alternatives" for conflicting binaries.
> There's probably plenty I don't recall, however.  We really should try
> to finish this up and present it to the various committees next week.

What about the situation where Foo conflicts with bar <= 1.0, but Foo doesn't 
require bar to run?  A Requires: bar > 1.0 doesn't work here, can a conflicts 
be used in this case?  Is this an acceptable situation for the list at the 
bottom of the page?

Jesse Keating
Release Engineer: Fedora
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