[Rpm-metadata] Debian metadata (was Re: format misc)
licquia at progeny.com
Wed Oct 8 20:32:39 UTC 2003
On Mon, 2003-10-06 at 13:56, Jeff Licquia wrote:
> - <requires> is <depends> here. This isn't me being stubborn; it's
> just more consistent with <predepends>. Do we want to keep this as
> <requires>, or is it OK for Debian repos to use <depends>? If we use
> <requires>, does RPM have something equivalent to Debian Pre-Depends?
> Pre-Requires, maybe? (Pre-Depends is like Depends, except that the
> depended-upon packages must be fully installed and configured before
> this package can start installation.)
FWIW, RPM does have Pre-Depends. It's called "PreReq".
So, the mapping should be:
Depends: -> <requires>
Pre-Depends: -> <prereq>
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