How to properly depreciate a package that will be provided by another (trustedqsl/tqsllib)

Kevin Kofler kevin.kofler at
Mon Sep 23 18:07:28 UTC 2013

Richard Shaw wrote:
> The question is, since a "tqsllib" package will still be produced, what is
> the proper steps to replace the existing tqsllib and do I need
> Obsolete/Provides? I don't think so because the package name is the same
> but I wanted to be sure.

* dist-git and pkgdb work on SRPMs, so you commit a dead.package and retire 
the package as normal (I think fedpkg retire will work fine even in this 
case), BUT
* Obsoletes and Provides are NOT needed. Just make sure the new subpackage 
has an EVR higher than the previous standalone package.

        Kevin Kofler

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