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Re: [opensuse-packaging] new subpackages in virtualbox-ose package
  • From: Michael Schroeder <mls@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Sep 2010 12:19:07 +0200
  • Message-id: <20100909101907.GB11240@xxxxxxx>
On Wed, Sep 08, 2010 at 11:09:50PM +0200, Michal ??ebe?? wrote:
I created for virtualbox-ose package three new subpackages :
python-virtualbox-ose,virtualbox-ose-devel and virtualbox-ose-qt see
bug report from Vincent:
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=636858 - so now if you
want to use vboxgtk (GUI interface written in python+GTK) you don't
have to install qt dependent part (use zypper addlock
virtualbox-ose-qt in this case)
as I don't want to confuse users,and I suppose they expect QT
interface after installation of virtualbox-ose package, so as a
dependency between virtualbox-ose and virtualbox-ose-qt I used
"Recommends" keyword (this should handle also update from 11.3 to
11.4):
Name: virtualbox-ose
...
Recommends: %{name}-qt = %version
...
So by default virtualbox-ose installation will trigger also
installation of virtualbox-ose-qt ....
If someone comes with better idea how to split qt subpackage without
confusing users I would be glad :)

Don't we have "split-provides" for this case? See:
http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Upgrade_dependencies_explanation#Splitting_and_Merging

Cheers,
Michael.

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