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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Automatically installing "plugins" via dependencies
  • From: Klaus Kaempf <kkaempf@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2006 09:56:13 +0200
  • Message-id: <20060616075613.GE18378@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* Michal Marek <mmarek@xxxxxxx> [Jun 15. 2006 09:22]:
> Klaus Kaempf wrote:
> > * Adrian Schröter <adrian@xxxxxxx> [Jun 14. 2006 12:14]:
> >> You could even add a "Requires: jabberd_backend" to the main package, so the
> >> user gets a popup from YaST to select one.
> >
> > No, you don't.
> > The dependency solver coming with 10.1 will solve this requirement
> > automatically.
>
> Which criteria are taken into account? Esp. when each one of the
> alternatives would pull aditional dependencies.

The current algorithm tries to optimize on package changes (i.e. prefer
update of an existing package over installation of a new package)
and on download size.

There are zillions of other algorithm, each of them probably
completely wrong and completely right, depending on the circumstances ;-)

Klaus

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