[HEADS UP] rpm-4.12.90 in rawhide

Neal Gompa ngompa13 at gmail.com
Tue Jul 28 11:37:05 UTC 2015


On Tue, Jul 28, 2015 at 5:37 AM, Florian Festi <ffesti at redhat.com> wrote:

> On 07/28/2015 09:43 AM, Lubos Kardos wrote:
> > Support in rpm is not enough but libsolv supports rich deps since the
> version
> > 0.6.9 too thus rich deps work also in hawkey and dnf if the version
> 0.6.9 or
> > a newer version of libsolv is installed.
>
> Right now only AND and OR is supported by libsolv. Implementation of IF
> ELSE is still pending.
>
> Also we still need to settle to a final syntax for the operators [1].
> Unfortunately there is no consensus among the other packaging formats
> what to use. Right now rpm accepts 3 different styles:
>  * AND OR IF ELSE
>  * & | ? :
>  * && || ? :
> But the final release will only support on of them. As soon as the alpha
> stops eating babies that's a discussion we need to have.
>
> So for now they are more a tech preview in Fedora but we want to get
> them operational til the release. This still means that they are not
> supposed to be used in F23 as they may only completely work very late.
> Also there is still a lot of paper work to do for the packaging policy.
>
> I expect that both Boolean Deps and File Triggers won't be introduced in
> one go but there will be multiple Fedora Features introducing them one
> use case at a time. E.g. one feature per file trigger replacing one kind
> of scriptlets. Boolean dependencies being used for language packs being
> one Feature/Package Policy section and other use cases being others.
>
> This may start in the F24 time frame - especially for some urgent corner
> cases - but my guess is that this will rather take multiple releases.
>
> Florian
>
> [1] http://rpm.org/wiki/PackagerDocs/BooleanDependencies
>
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​Is there a reason why we can't maintain all three kinds? Also, why in the
world are bitwise operation operators supported for logical operations? I'd
be okay with maintaining options 1 and 3, to be honest. ​


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