On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 09:28:41AM +0100, Hans de Goede wrote:
seth vidal wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-03-02 at 16:35 -0600, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
>> I saw a review ticket for a package which uses Requires(missingok):
>> which I have not seen before. Some searching turned up the kismet and
>> python-docutils which currently use this idiom.
>> What is this actually supposed to do? I can understand what
>> Requires(hint) might do, but Requires(missingok) sounds more like it
>> wouldn't actually do anything if the dependency is not present, which
>> would make me wonder as to the point of having it at all.
>> Do we want Requires(missingok) in Fedora packages?
> no - at least for yum it is not supported.
Is there any way of softdependencies supported by yum? Is this planned for
the the future, for plugin basd apps it would be nice to be able to hint to
the end user that certain optional plugins (with perhaps some hefty deps)
would be good to install, then in beginning user mode (== default) yum
could treat these as harddeps, and more advanced users could reconfigure
the behavior to for example ask the user, or just not install soft-deps.
Worth comparing what Debian do:
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