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

Thomas Spuhler thomas at btspuhler.com
Sat Dec 17 16:39:31 CET 2011

On Saturday, December 17, 2011 08:04:42 AM Johnny A. Solbu wrote:
> On Saturday 17 December 2011 14:13, Maarten Vanraes wrote:
> > so that later <...> we can remove older obsoletes in a structured way.
> This might be obvious, but just in case it ain't.
> One need to make sure that the obsoleted package is removed from the new
> release's and mirrors before removing the obsoletes from the spec file, if
> that's what you were thinking of. The proposed wiki article('s) and
> documentation should say something about it.
> > # Obsoletes: mga2
> > (before the obsolete line)
> The wording needs a little working on. The example suggest that mga2 is to
> be obsoleted. and clearly that ain't the intetion. ;-)= I'd sugest
> "Obsoleted in: mga2"
> A combination of that and Anssi's suggestion could work.
> # Obsoleted in: mga2 - added 2011-04
I don't care about the form, but I think it's a good idea and when someone 
will put it into the documentation, even better :)

Best regards
Thomas Spuhler

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