[Rpm-metadata] question about PreReq deprication...
fray at mvista.com
Wed Oct 8 20:57:02 UTC 2003
Jeff Johnson wrote:
> Not any more. PreReq: just set a flag as a hint to the original (and
> broken!) topological
> All releases of rpm since rpm-4.0 have a correct topological sort that
> continues to
> provide the original guarantee of PreReq:
> A PreReq:'d dependency is guarantedd to be installed before the
> package that contains
> The PreReq:.
> Since all Requires: are now guaranteed to be installed before each and
> every package
> that contains (except in the face of dependency loops where topological
> sort is impoossible,
> can't happen by definition or ordering), PreReq: is just a hysterical
> artifact, is completely
> synonymous with Requires:.
During an initial software install, many times circular dependency loops
can happen.. Does the use of PreReq help deal with this, or not?
I am more then willing to not use the PreReq, but my understanding was
that it was there to handle the situation when a dependency loop occurs
during a large group of packages.
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