[Mageia-dev] RFP: commenting obsoletes for later removal

Anssi Hannula anssi at mageia.org
Sat Dec 17 14:37:50 CET 2011

On 17.12.2011 15:13, Maarten Vanraes wrote:
> Hi all,
> Annsi, misc and myself were discussing obsoletes, and i think we should make a 
> policy for a structured comment, so that later (in some timeperiod that's as 
> of yet unspecified) we can remove older obsoletes in a structured way.
> I propose we put a comment in the spec file, with the version the package will 
> be first used, so likely that is cauldron, so example:
> # Obsoletes: mga2
> (before the obsolete line)
> if noone objects, we can put the policy on the wiki somewhere

For the record, I'd prefer e.g.

# added 2011-04
Obsoletes: foobar < 3.4

Anssi Hannula

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