[pacman-dev] 'replaces' confusion

Dan McGee dpmcgee at gmail.com
Mon Feb 26 11:06:10 EST 2007

On 2/26/07, Aaron Griffin <aaronmgriffin at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/26/07, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I vote for depends as well. Aren't conflicts and provides already
> > there too? It seems to fit perfectly with those. I also say we should
> > try to put it consistently in depends, including in the repos. We may
> > need to have a rather extended transition period where it is in both,
> > however, as we should try to be backwards compatible with what pacman2
> > expects for a while.
> Well, the argument for using /desc is that it's already read in the
> case of a sysupgrade, making it quicker to load using the files
> backend.

But shouldn't we be reading conflicts and provides anyway in the case
of a sysupgrade?


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