nicolas.mailhot(a)laposte.net (Nicolas Mailhot) writes:
> >> Because the Fedora Extras packages are for a specific
> >> (FE4, FE5, devel) only, you can be sure that the needed program
> >> versions are available there and the explicit version is not
> >> needed.
This is totally wrong.
When you package for FCx, and one of your deps got a major version bump
in FCx updates,
major version bumps are impossible for most packages because it would
destroy API compatibility.
When you really *need* a certain *package* version, then you can add a
versioned dependeny. But this version should not be related to something
written in a README but to the current environment. Versioned
dependencies should be checked after some time (1 year for FE) whether
it become redundant in the meantime and be removed if so.
Unversionned deps, when you know at which version boundary your
breaks, is just playing with fire.
It is stupid and in most times redundant to add blindly a versioned
dependency just because a README tells that a certain version is