On 17 May 2012 15:37, Cristian Morales Vega <reddwarf(a)opensuse.org> wrote:
Sometimes you have appA in your repo building for both
old and new
openSUSE versions. appA depends on libA > X, but only the latest
openSUSE version provides it. openSUSE <latest-1> came with libA
<X-1>. The solution is to package libA > X for the old distributions
and usually you do that linking to the devel project.
I would like an openSUSE:Current project that would always contains
the latest supported version of the packages. Right now the packages
from openSUSE:12.1:Update, but once 12.2 is released it should be
changed to openSUSE:12.2:Update. This way I could link to those
packages instead of linking to the devel project. It would let me
compile appA in old distros while giving to the users a libA package
that is not soooooo unsupported (this would be officially unsupported
I would like this since it's a single place to change when a new
openSUSE version is released (If needed I can do it).
Looking at the openSUSE:12.1:Update project metadata I guess it would
just need be something like
<title>Current version of openSUSE</title>
But I'm not sure since I never really saw a doc explaining the meaning
of <link> in the *project metadata*, only in _link files.
Pretty please? Just six lines...
<description>Latest version of openSUSE</description>
<person userid="RedDwarf" role="maintainer"/>
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