pidgin obsoleting itself

James Antill james at
Wed Jun 9 17:10:10 UTC 2010

On Wed, 2010-06-09 at 18:08 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> On Wed, 9 Jun 2010 15:38:48 +0100, Stu wrote:
> > I implemented it based on recommendations on the yum wiki that I saw
> > someone else referred to in #fedora-devel :
> >
> Well, that's exactly an example where the two Obsoletes compete with
> eachother. It works only partially. For an ordinary Yum update.
> It fails for a Yum install.

 I'm not sure what you mean by "fail" here. The above is the only way to
do a "package split" ... which is to say you have:

1. pkgA-1 contains two files: /usr/bin/A and /usr/bin/A-blah

2. You now want to have pkgA-2 and pkgA-blah-2, which each contain a
single file.

3. You want anyone who had pkgA-1 to have both pkgA-2 and pkgA-blah-2
(because that's what they had before).

...if at the end of the "split" you want "yum install pkgA" to install
pkgA-blah (or vice versa), then it's not _just_ a split and you probably
want to use a Requires (as you would if pkgA-2/pkgA-blah-2 were the
first versions). You can do this instead of the obsoletes, but I don't
see the point.

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