F21 System Wide Change: RPM-4.12

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Thu Apr 3 14:43:45 UTC 2014

Mikolaj Izdebski wrote:

> Re: F21 System Wide Change: RPM-4.12
> From:
> Mikolaj Izdebski <mizdebsk at redhat.com>
>   Reply-To:
> Development discussions related to Fedora <devel at lists.fedoraproject.org>
>   Date:
> Thursday, April 03, 2014 08:54:18 AM
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> On 04/02/2014 07:47 PM, Jaroslav Reznik wrote:
>> * Support for weak dependencies
> Does this mean that rpm-build will be able to create packages with weak
> dependencies? 


> Will Fedora packages be allowed to declare weak dependencies?

I suspect the best short answer would be: no (for now), at least until 
packaging tools (yum, dnf, packagekit) and some packaging guidelines are 
written to support this new feature.

-- Rex

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