Re: garbage-collector.rpm ? (Was: Re: Summary - Broken dependencies in Fedora Extras - 2007-03-03)

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On Mon, Mar 05, 2007 at 02:11:35PM +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> On 05.03.2007 13:47, Axel Thimm wrote:
> >On Sun, Mar 04, 2007 at 08:10:33PM +0100, Thorsten Leemhuis wrote:
> >>Rahul Sundaram schrieb:
> >>>Kevin Fenzi wrote:
> >>>>On Sun, 4 Mar 2007 12:18:32 +0100
> >>>>bugs.michael@xxxxxxx (Michael Schwendt) wrote:
> >>>>>The missing obsoletes is a fundamental problem, not specific to
> >>>>>Extras. There is no automatic garbage collection during upgrades.
> >>>Do we know of any distribution that handles it better?
> >>No idea, but maybe we could ship a "garbage-collector.7-1.fc7.rpm" in
> >>the repo that simply obsoletes all packages that aren't shipped anymore
> >>and don't get obsoleted by other packages.
> >And what if such a package gets picked up by another repo?
> It would need to provide a newer one (the obsoletes in the garbage 
> collector rpm of course needs to be versioned).

So we actually endorse replacements in 3rd party repos, OK, fine with me.

And what happens on the next update of garbage-collector in Fedora
which will nuke that package again?
Axel.Thimm at

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