[Mageia-dev] bug 2317 revisited: --update option should behave like --search-media

AL13N alien at rmail.be
Fri Jun 22 18:00:39 CEST 2012

Op vrijdag 22 juni 2012 14:46:17 schreef Sander Lepik:
> 22.06.2012 13:53, AL13N kirjutas
> > I do agree with you here, except that i'm trying to prevent this from
> > happening, because it's not something that can be easily fixed.
> > 
> > 1. package A is backported into X
> > 1b. package A-foo is backported into X-foo (subpackage)
> > 2. package B is updated into Y at a later date
> > 3. package update Y has a new dependency A-foo
> > 4. person has X installed; but didn't install X-foo.
> > 5. person updates B into Y
> > 
> > result is that Y pulls in as new dependency A-foo
> > 
> > but X conflicts with A-foo
> > 
> > so the update does not happen, and you get an ugly error.
> Yes, that's what happens when you use backports. But this case can be
> solved. Person having this problem will install X-foo from backports and
> case is probably closed (yes! this is what you have to do if you are using
> backports). If not then s/he is still on his/her own as we are dealing with
> backports. It's not something you can make bulletproof (and we really
> shouldn't waste too much time on it).

which is exactly my point, this is not being "supported" at all...

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