Software Management call for RFEs

Jan Zelený jzeleny at
Thu May 23 11:18:50 UTC 2013

On 22. 5. 2013 at 12:47:58, Paulo César Pereira de Andrade wrote:
> 2013/5/22 Jan Zelený <jzeleny at>:
> > Dear Fedora community,
> > several months ago, at the Developer conference in Brno, Software
> > Management team received a whole bunch of proposals for new functionality
> > in RPM and related software stack.
>   As a packager, some way to transparently handle an upgrade when a
> directory changes to a symlink or vice-versa.
>   A minor, extra checking one that I was hit recently was lack of checking
> a package that have a symlink to /builddir/some-where, and would only work
> on my computer because the symlink did point to
> /home/pcpa/rpmbuild/BUILD/...
>   As an user, some way to, but mostly adding some policy, to have multiple
> sonames of a library installed. Usually only useful to avoid a window of
> time with broken dependencies, but sometimes useful to have some package
> that only works with an older version of some library functional, without
> blocking an update.

I'm not sure I understand you correctly. Do you actually ask for multiple 
versions of a single package to be installed simultaneously? If that's the 
case, I can say no right away ;-)

The other thing I sense you might have on your mind is to remove from update 
transaction those packages that are held back by some requirements and 
continue with the transaction. Is that correct?


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