Software Management call for RFEs

Jan Zelený jzeleny at
Thu May 23 11:24:12 UTC 2013

On 22. 5. 2013 at 11:17:16, Ravindra Kumar wrote:
> I don't know if this feature already exists, so forgive my
> ignorance if it is already there.
> I think having an RPM equivalent of Systemd's
> "ConditionVirtualization" will be very useful
> for controlling packages that are intended for
> virtualized environments. It could gracefully
> warn users about unsupported environments. It
> can also be overridden using some switch to
> force ignore the warning.
> For example, it would be very clean to say if I
> can specify "Requires: ConditionVirtualization=vmware"
> to disallow my RPM installation on non-VMware
> environments and at the same time have a switch
> to force install in case that is what I really
> want to do because I'm building an image for
> different runtime environment.

Conditional dependencies is one of the original requests we discussed on the 
DevConf and it will most likely be addressed in the future. We realize the 
great potential this feature set would bring, we just want to do it right and 
that will take some time to design and implement.


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