On 08/25/2014 12:29 PM, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
On 08/25/2014 12:20 PM, Miroslav Suchý wrote:
> rpm 4.12, which include soft dependencies landed in F21.
First of all, we would need to have a list of precise, detailed definitions of these
"soft dependencies" to build up an
Resurrecting this old thread.
The description is here for some time:
I acknowledge that Recommends and Suggests can be problematic now because DNF and
PackageKit is not ready yet.
However I think allowing Supplements and Enhances in Fedora is perfectly safe. It does not
replace any existing Tag
(while Recommends/Suggests may replace Requires). If software handling the rpm with these
tags do not know how to handle
it and ignore it, then it will behave exactly as now. So there should be no regression.
And it can provide us with some real data for soft dependencies for DNF/PackageKit, while
keeping Fedora safe.
Later when frontends are ready we can finally allow Recommends/Suggests
Unless I get some negative feedback, I will prepare Guidelines Draft.
Miroslav Suchy, RHCE, RHCDS
Red Hat, Senior Software Engineer, #brno, #devexp, #fedora-buildsys