[zeromq-dev] 0MQ packages - call for comments!

Erich Heine sophacles at gmail.com
Thu Apr 23 15:42:42 CEST 2009


On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 3:25 AM, Pavol Malosek <malosek at fastmq.com> wrote:

>
> Just one note, zeromq-full and zeromq-min should provide virtual package
> lets
> say zeromq-core in order that dependencies of language bindings can be set
> properly further zeromq-full and zeromq-min should conflict with each
> other.
>
> Afaik virtual packages are supported in deb world, how about rpm?
> Some other ideas how to solve dependencies?
>


I concur about this, the deb world makes this trivial, its just another line
in the config:

provides: zeromq-core

And the other packages just do:
depends: zeromq-core

Another point for Debian, instead of having conflicts... make the -full and
-min packages replace each other (in the config its replaces: zeromq-full
... ).

Like malo, I still i don't know how any of this translates to rpm, but my
understanding is that the two are very similar these days, having poached
features from each other for all these years :).

Regards,
Erich
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