[Fedora-packaging] Re: Temporarily removing a sub-package

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Fri Mar 9 18:31:14 UTC 2007

Orion Poplawski wrote:
> Mike A. Harris wrote:

>> Having package contain Provides/Obsoletes for a previous subpackage
>> which provides some actual functionality, but which is not present
>> due to being disabled, means that software which requires the
>> functionality is lied to, and dependency resolution is tricked into
>> working, but there are runtime software failures or similar.

It's only a lie if a false Provides is added, imo.

> Okay.  Is there any concern about old paraview-mpi packages being 
> stranded, in case this can't be fixed by F7 release (or freeze)?

Yes, a problem, which is why I recommended using Obsoletes, but not 
Provides.  Without out, users with it currently installed may/will soon 
end up with dependency problems.

-- Rex

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