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[openFATE 309385] Improve "Pattern" handling
Feature changed by: Frederic Crozat (fcrozat)
Feature #309385, revision 40
Title: Improve "Pattern" handling

openSUSE-11.3: Rejected by Andreas Jaeger (a_jaeger)
reject date: 2013-08-09 13:10:33
reject reason: Not done for 11.3.
Requester: Important

openSUSE Distribution: Unconfirmed
Requester: Important

Requested by: Michael Andres (mlandres)
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We need to clearly define the way to deal with patterns.
- The code11 decision not to install pattern makes them hard to handle.
The solver not knowing which patterns were actually selected by the
user results in bugs like or It also produces
poor results on upgrades, as we can only guess which patterns should be
- The approach on opensuse 11.2 to use a package to represent the
pattern and it's dependencies might be a step into the right direction
(similar to the release-package representing a product). But the link
between a pattern and it's prepresenting package is missing. This leads
to bugs like, where
actions like 'set Taboo' on patterns have no effect, because we don't
know, thus can't lock, the corresponding package.
Another open issue is removal of patterns like in Removing the
pattern package with cleanup enabled could be an option. This also
requires a link between pattern and package.
Whithout a decision accepted by all stakeholders, libzypp/zypper won't
be able to resolve several bugs satisfactory.

#19: Michael Andres (mlandres) (2014-01-27 11:35:53)
Done in libzypp-14.7.0 / libsolv-0.4.2 for alpha3. We should be able to
drop the old pattern metadata files.

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