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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-

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

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

And does it cover this construct:

Name: FOO
Provides: BAZ
Conflicts: BAZ

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 :)

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