On Fri, 2006-06-30 at 15:58 +0300, Ville Skyttä wrote:
On Fri, 2006-06-30 at 14:31 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> I think, we should implement a policy to make
> * Requires(pre|post)
> mandatory instead of PreReq
-1 for that wording, they are not the same thing.
On the other hand, +1 if you mean just that relying on PreReq to cover
scriptlet dependencies is a no-no.
Maybe wording like:
The use of PreReq to install a package prior to installing this one has
been deprecated within rpm. Inside of spec files the Prereq tag should
be replaced with a plain Requires line or the
context marked Requires] that expresses when the requirement needs to be met.
> * To make file deps on tools being used in %pre|post scripts
+1 when the tools are really required. An example when they are not is
eg. the GTK+ icon cache entry at
What is the reason to use file dependencies? Clarity when comparing
Requires to scriptlets? To protect against programs moving to a