[Bug 497646] Upgrade path is broken

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--- Comment #19 from Jussi Lehtola <jussi.lehtola at iki.fi>  2009-05-13 05:23:31 EDT ---
(In reply to comment #18)
> (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.

Status quo is not a valid argument IMHO.

> > 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.  

Okay; I've just seen the same sort of thing with other packages, e.g. xfig
comes first to my mind.

You can do the dropping of the unnecessary Provides: and Obsoletes, though
(even if it is just a cosmetic change).

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