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Re: [opensuse-factory] Please do not use otherproviders() anymore
On Wed, 2017-12-06 at 15:47 +0100, Michael Schroeder wrote:
Hi Packagers,

I was asked to clarify if/when "Conflicts: otherproviders(...)"
has to be used. The answer is that it should not be used at all
anymore. Upstream rpm allows self-conflicts since the year 2011
(commit b9f5062c227f4a8feff83c0ee1cde2929da7cd3e), it is included
in SLES-12 (rpm-4.11.2) but not SLES-11 (rpm-4.4.2.3).

So if you're not targeting SLES-11 it's safe to use a real
self-conflict instead of that ugly otherproviders() workaround.
The advantage is that rpm will also understand it and not just
zypper/libzypp.

In this case I'd ask for rpmlint to stop complaining about self
obsoletes please.

And does it cover this construct:

FOO.spec:
Name: FOO
Provides: BAZ
Conflicts: BAZ

BAR.spec
Name: BAR
Provides: BAZ
Conflicts: BAZ

to ensure that only either FOO OR BAR are installable? The conflicts
also hits 'non package name, but also regular provides' ?

That's good to know and gives a bit less to type already again... I can
save my keyboard to survive a couple days longer :)

cheers
Dominique
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