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Re: Removing provide statement from an existing spec file



On Tue, 2009-09-29 at 14:45 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
[...]
> > But what about a provide statement (guess it's the same)?
> 
> No. See e.g. the automatic library SONAME provides: libfoo.so.0
> Or see "rpm -qa --provides".

Good point.

> > In case it is also illegal what would be the best to do. Will yum update
> > the package if a user installed previously "myapp.pl" instead of "myapp"
> > and the new package does not have a provide statement anymore?
> 
> Yes, because the newer "myapp" package will replace the older one,
> regardless of its Provides.

That was the behavior of yum I expected/hoped to see.

> > In the
> > end the question would be should I follow the guidelines or provide
> > backward compatibility in sense of updating.
> > 
> > cheers
> > Stefan
> > 
> > PS: ".pl" should indicate that it is a Perl script, not a locale.
> 
> Try:  repoquery --whatrequires myapp.pl
> 
> If nothing uses this virtual package name (and it isn't used upstream
> either), get rid of it.

No other package uses this name (also not upstream) so I'm going to
remove it.

Thanks for clarification,
Stefan


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