[Fedora-packaging] Requires(missingok)

seth vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Sun Mar 2 23:34:28 UTC 2008

On Sun, 2008-03-02 at 16:35 -0600, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> I saw a review ticket for a package which uses Requires(missingok):
> which I have not seen before.  Some searching turned up the kismet and
> python-docutils which currently use this idiom.
> What is this actually supposed to do?  I can understand what
> Requires(hint) might do, but Requires(missingok) sounds more like it
> wouldn't actually do anything if the dependency is not present, which
> would make me wonder as to the point of having it at all.
> Do we want Requires(missingok) in Fedora packages?

no - at least for yum it is not supported.


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