Status of weak dependencies support in Fedora 21+
vondruch at redhat.com
Tue Nov 11 08:18:08 UTC 2014
Dne 11.11.2014 v 09:14 Vít Ondruch napsal(a):
> Dne 10.11.2014 v 18:31 Kevin Fenzi napsal(a):
> >> We invite anyone to start using this feature to help us sand off the
> >> rough edges. Any contribution (documentation, bug reports,
> >> patches, ...) will help us. We would just like to ask you for
> >> patience, as the state is what it is - before F22, this is more of a
> >> tech preview than production ready feature.
> > I'd personally say people shouldn't start using this...
> I'd personally say that we should start to use this immediately. I'd say
> that wrong dependencies happens quite often in Fedora, this cannot make
> things worse.
> For example, there happens quite often that JRuby is pulled in instead
> of expected Ruby MRI. In this case "Recommends: ruby" should be more
> appropriate dependency then "Require: ruby", because for somebody, JRuby
> might be preferred. But we'd like to give a hint to the resolver what is
> preferred by package maintainer.
Additionally, if DNF can properly use soft dependencies while YUM
cannot, it will help us to drive user adoption of DNF, which is also
good thing IMO.
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