[Fedora-packaging] How to Remove a Subpackage

Nico Kadel-Garcia nkadel at gmail.com
Sun Mar 16 00:21:02 UTC 2014

On Sun, Mar 9, 2014 at 11:38 PM, Bruno Wolff III <bruno at wolff.to> wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 09, 2014 at 21:07:21 -0400,
>   Scott Talbert <swt at techie.net> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I was wondering if there is a proper way to remove a subpackage?  I can
>> just stop building it in the spec, but are there other things that should be
>> done to remove it from the repositories?
> You'll probably want to have one of the remaining sub-packages obsolete it.

Obsolte *specifically older versions* of the subpackage, to avoid
mssive confusion if the upstream vendors ever restore it and you need
to restore the subpackage. There have been fascinating problems with
subversion, samba, and various perl modules over the years as
paritular dependencies and supported packages change. It's exacerbated
when the components are moved into, or out of, a core software bundle:
The perl core package has occassionally been quite awful about that.

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