[Bug 497646] Upgrade path is broken

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Wed May 13 08:19:46 UTC 2009

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--- Comment #18 from Nicolas Mailhot <nicolas.mailhot at laposte.net>  2009-05-13 04:19:32 EDT ---
(In reply to comment #17)

> 1. What are you saying? I consider a support package that is not removed when
> the main package is removed a packaging mishap. %{fontname}-common should not
> exist in the system if there is no %{fontname}-fonts package installed.

This is not a realistic expectation. Large parts of the distro violate this
rule today and have for a long as Fedora and RHL existed.

> 2. What "undocumented yum behaviour" might you be referring to? The thing that
> a package automatically provides itself with its own version, and yum updates
> packages with newer versions?

You make different packages, that can be installed simultaneously, have the
same provides. This has always been a case the dependency engines didn't handle
very well. And you don't even have a strong reason to do so, your fix is at
best cosmetic.

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