On 01/30/2012 02:31 PM, Christoph Wickert wrote:
Am Sonntag, den 29.01.2012, 23:38 -0500 schrieb Jon Stanley:
> On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 8:04 PM, Christoph Wickert
> <christoph.wickert(a)googlemail.com> wrote:
>> I wonder if this rule is still needed. I know I'd loose backward
>> compatibility with older rpm versions, but I don't want make a
> I agree that a -common subpackage is silly for this, but are any of
> the RPM versions that this *wouldn't* work with still in supported
Not in Fedora.
> The only one I'd be concerned with is RHEL5, but I think even that
> works right, no?
I haven't tested it, but based on my experience with multi-arch file
conflicts I *guess* it will not work on RHEL 5.
Sharing identical files between packages has always been allowed in rpm,
that's not an issue.
The bugs in RHEL 5 (and older) have to do with conflicts NOT getting
reported in some situations, notably on multilib systems when packages
with conflicting files get installed in a single transaction the
conflicts go ignored, but when installed in separate transactions
conflicts are raised on the same files.
- Panu -