[Fedora-packaging] Requires(missingok)

Bruno Postle bruno at postle.net
Mon Mar 3 22:18:32 UTC 2008

On Mon 03-Mar-2008 at 09:28 +0100, Hans de Goede wrote:
> Is there any way of softdependencies supported by yum? Is this planned 
> for the the future, for plugin basd apps it would be nice to be able to 
> hint to the end user that certain optional plugins (with perhaps some 
> hefty deps) would be good to install

Surely this information already exists in the database?

A gimp plugin already has a 'Requires: gimp', so it ought to be 
possible to select the gimp in some (imaginary) GUI and be offered 
add-on packages that would be useful with the gimp.

`repoquery --whatrequires gimp` really does return a good list of 
add-ons, and the advantage is that the gimp packager doesn't need to 
list all possible past and future plugins.


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