Fedora 13 Release Notes

Paul W. Frields stickster at gmail.com
Thu Mar 25 15:42:57 UTC 2010

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 10:46:02AM -0400, John J. McDonough wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-03-24 at 20:32 -0400, Paul W. Frields wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 11:08:28AM -0400, John J. McDonough wrote:
> > The answer is that "Requires: htmlview" is a *package* level
> > dependency, while "Requires: /usr/bin/htmlview" is a *file* level
> > dependency.  Cool that RPM supports this, I don't think it's possible
> > in some other software management systems.
> > 
> > So that means that the first case only works as long as the package
> > name stays the same.  The second case works no matter if the binary
> > moves to a differently-named package (which happens F12 -> F13).
> Thanks Paul
> I sort of suspected that, but I hadn't realized RPM was so smart!  I was
> also a little spooked by xdg-utils because xdg-open, which Publican uses
> when generating the .desktop file, doesn't work quite the same as
> htmlview and can lead to some undesirable results.


I hadn't looked too closely at the underneath part of the RPM beyond
the content working and opening.  Does anything in the RPM actually
*use* /usr/bin/htmlview to run anymore?  If not, we probably should
just switch the requirement to xdg-utils.

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