On Sat, 13 Oct 2012 17:47:43 -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 09:10:24PM +0200, Mario Blättermann wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm currently reviewing the following package:
> The package python-datanommer-models seems to be a splitout from
> datanommer, that's why we have currently:
> Conflicts: datanommer < 0.2.0
> In my mind, it should be "Obsoletes" instead of "Conflicts"
> is the successor of datanommer. But we have a somewhat more difficult
> scenario here. The packager writes:
> "Regarding the Conflicts/Obsoletes/Provides, I'd like to still maintain
> the datanommer package itself as a kind of meta-package that installs
> the splitoffs but also includes "fedmsg-hub" which will turn on a new
> service. Once these packages are approved, I would bump the datanommer
> meta package from 0.1.8 to 0.2.0 to match them."
So in that visualization of the problem, the versioned Conflicts makes more
sense than Obsoletes.
Questionable. Conflicts are evil, even if they are only temporary.
There's also the "Package Renaming Process".
Current "datanommer" package in koji includes a couple of Python modules,
two of them are included also in the new python-datanommer-models package:
"datanommer" and "datanommer.models". Hence this is a rename.
Moving the modules to a different package without adding Obs/Prov isn't
"repoquery --whatrequires datanommer" returns nothing. Koji tells that
this package is so brand-new, it's updates-testing *only*. With several
releases since 2012-09-26 not having reached "stable" at all.
> Could we split out the appropriate files from datanommmer
> throwing away the new review request? Means, we have a "datanommer" base
> package which is a metapackage only with some common files, which pulls
> the needed dependencies. Any ideas for a convenient solution while
> keeping a proper upgrade path?
This sounds like it would also be possible, though. If this is what's done,
there's likely no need to mess with Conflicts and obsoletes at all.
Add _versioned_ (!) Obsoletes/Provides, please, as suggested by Mario
during package review already. Due to the version the two packages can