[Rpm-metadata] Debian metadata (was Re: format misc)

Jeff Licquia 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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