rpm 4.12 and weak dependencies

Miloslav Trmač mitr at redhat.com
Thu Oct 9 15:09:21 UTC 2014

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> The Fedora question would be not “what do the tags do” but “when is it
> appropriate to use Suggests, when Recommends, and when Requires”?

(And FWIW my take is that having this level of complexity in the dependency system is a mistake that is making things complex for the users and without giving them anything all that valuable in exchange, especially as we are taking the RPM-level control away from the users completely in cloud and Atomic images already.  And in the reverse dependencies really scare me.  But I realize this is a minority opinion, so it shouldn’t prevent answering the question with something else than “never”.)

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