x86-64 rawhide update obnoxiousness
Bill Rugolsky Jr.
brugolsky at telemetry-investments.com
Mon Oct 10 18:10:10 UTC 2005
On Mon, Oct 10, 2005 at 10:53:08AM -0600, Jonathan Corbet wrote:
> So...am I the only one who regularly runs into trouble trying to follow
> rawhide on x86-64? Recent example: an update just failed with:
> Transaction Check Error: file /usr/share/man/man5/ldap.conf.5.gz from install of openldap-2.2.28-2 conflicts with file from package openldap-2.2.26-1
Credit Red Hat's resistance to creating separate fine-grained sub-packages
for libs and docs. This was merely annoying on x86. On bi-arch machines
it is a !@#%^$ disaster.
One of PLD's many improvements upon the Red Hat distro from which is branched
is fine-grained packaging: http://www.pld.org.pl/ . Some of PLD's RPM enhancements
have found their way back into Red Hat / Fedora, but unfortunately not the
lib sub-package policy.
[For my part, I'll keep kvetching; the mean-time-to-adoption for my RFE's
seems to be about 3-5 years, which, all in, is not so bad. :-p]
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