[Fedora-packaging] Conflicts when data is moved to a sub-package

Till Maas opensource at till.name
Thu Jul 18 20:50:10 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 10:29:58AM -0700, Toshio Kuratomi wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 18, 2013 at 10:51:49AM +0200, Till Maas wrote:
> > 
> > dvb-apps will (at least on current Fedora releases, maybe not on
> > Rawhide) require dtv-scan-tables but there is no need for
> > dtv-scan-tables to require dvb-apps afaics.
> > 
> Conflicts: dvb-apps <= NEVR_OF_PACKAGE_BEFORE_SPLIT
> would not violate the spirit of the guideline.  The guideline was written
> so that people could always install the latest packages from the repo
> regardless of what other packages they have installed.  Having the version
> in the conflicts allows that to continue to be the case.

IMHO the spirit should be mentioned more explicit to make understanding
the reason for the guidelines better:

> I thought that the Optional feature portion of the guideline would cover
> this explicitly but it looks like it doesn't.  The FPC should probably add
> this as another case where (versioned) conflicts are acceptable so that that
> is clear.
> If you'd like to open a ticket, that can be done.

I created a draft:


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