chris.stone at gmail.com
Wed Jun 25 14:13:59 UTC 2008
On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 5:02 AM, Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 at freenet.de> wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-06-25 at 04:50 -0700, Christopher Stone wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 1:02 AM, Panu Matilainen
>> <pmatilai at laiskiainen.org> wrote:
>> > On Mon, 23 Jun 2008, Remi Collet wrote:
>> >> Jason L Tibbitts III a écrit :
>> >>> I've seen packages using Requires(hint): and testing shows that
>> >>> currently this is handled no differently from a regular Requires:.
>> >> Using this have one usefull purpose : documentation.
>> > Abusing bugs in software for documentation purposes? Lets not...
>> It works well for me, so I will continue to "abuse" the "bug" for
>> documentation purposes.
>> My personal opinion is that this thread is making a big deal out of nothing.
> Provided what you say:
> +1 to Tibbs' initial proposal on banning Requires(hint)
> Rationale: It's undocumented, error-prone pollution to spec files, which
> is likely to show harmful effects once rpm/yum/apt etc. should start
> support it.
If rpm/yum/apt ever started to support it, then that would be the
greatest thing ever. Too bad that wont ever happen.
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