[Fedora-packaging] Use of conflicts in package splitups

Thorsten Leemhuis fedora at leemhuis.info
Thu Sep 6 13:42:03 UTC 2007

On 06.09.2007 15:05, Till Maas wrote:
> Hiyas,
> http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Conflicts says:
> | If you find yourself in a situation where you feel that your package has to
> | conflict with another package (either explicitly or implicitly), but does
> | not fit the documented accepted cases above, then you need to make your case
> | to the Fedora Packaging Committee.
> I guess here is such a case:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=266261
> knm_new-fonts was split up from fonts-japanese, therefore it conflicts with an 
> older version for fonts-japanese. I have also two review requests (vbetool 
> and radeontool), that are splitups from pm-utils, do they need to conflict 
> with the old version of pm-utils, too?

When I split the mail-notification plugin into a main package and a
subpackage I used something else which maybe could help here as well: in
the new mail-notification-evo-plugin I obsoleted the older
mail-notification package (e.g. the one with the EVR before the split)
and required the new main mail-notification package to be higher then
that EVR (rough explanation, but I suppose you'll get the idea).

That way I didn't need any Conflicts and users that had the
not-yet-split package installed always got the both packages (including
the one that was split off) during a yum upgrade.


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