[pacman-dev] Version specs in replaces

Daenyth Blank daenyth+arch at gmail.com
Thu Feb 17 06:26:15 EST 2011

On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 06:00, Allan McRae <allan at archlinux.org> wrote:
> On 17/02/11 10:42, Dan McGee wrote:
>> So the first command makes sense, and at least right now we parse
>> conflicts like we do depends- we allow version specifiers. However, I
>> found the oddity with REPLACES when doing some archweb work tonight.
>> Should we be allowing this? Should it be restricted to '=' only like
>> provides? I'm not sure, so please chime in.
> I am struggling to think of any case where it would be appropriate to have a
> version in a replaces entry.
> Allan
I ran into this the other day. An example would be python-yaml in
community. Currently it's for python 2. I'm going to switch it so that
there's a python2-yaml package and python-yaml would be python3. It
would make sense for python2-yaml to

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