[pacman-dev] 'replaces' confusion

eliott at cactuswax.net eliott at cactuswax.net
Mon Feb 26 11:29:59 EST 2007

> On 2/26/07, Jason Chu <jason at archlinux.org> wrote:
>> > Where does 'replaces' info belong?  I leave the question open, because
>> > i have no opinion, but I'd like to do this right - where does it fit
>> > best?  The /depends file seems more appropriate, as it contains all
>> > the "list" info already.
>> +1
> 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.

I think depends sounds like the right place too, for what it is worth.

I do have a related question though.
Why are there two files with the package info?
Just wanting to know the reasoning behind the choice, to split the desc
and depends info into separate files, instead of a single file to parse?

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