[Fedora-packaging] meta-package guideline needed ?
pertusus at free.fr
Mon Jan 12 13:33:11 UTC 2009
On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 12:29:32AM +1100, David Timms wrote:
> It seems there is some limitations on using comps groups (please correct
> me if these are solvable another way):
> - such a group can not cause the requiring of for example an i386
> package on an x86_64 machine.
> - to workaround (rpm 4.x limitations) above, such a group can not cause
> the requiring of an i386 package by requiring a file only available in
> the i386 package.
Also some packages of the group can be removed, while a meta-package
prevents that, as long as the meta-package itself is present. This
can also be seen as an advantage, depending on the situation, but it is
definitely a difference.
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