Software Management call for RFEs

Richard W.M. Jones rjones at
Wed May 22 22:31:31 UTC 2013

On Wed, May 22, 2013 at 03:16:55PM -0700, Ravindra Kumar wrote:
> > libsolv/yast does it ( if I understood correctly ).You can have some
> > virtual provides that exist as fake packages in the db, and then have a
> > package have a requires on it. So it cannot be installed if the hardware
> > is not here.
> Having a fake package in DB makes it very static. I think a
> dynamic (evaluated each time rpm commands are run) implementation
> will be more useful for the cases like P2V and V2V.

The problem I see here is that you can boot the same OS on different
hypervisors or (with P2V) transfer it from physical to virtual.
Should RPM start (un-)installing things when this happens?  Could a
reboot result in broken dependencies?


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