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Re: [opensuse-packaging] Dependencies between packages and their YaST module
  • From: Michael Schroeder <mls@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2008 19:23:16 +0200
  • Message-id: <20080910172316.GA3135@xxxxxxx>
On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 05:56:15PM +0200, Dirk Mueller wrote:
On Wednesday 10 September 2008 3:29:53 pm Benji Weber wrote:

hopefully some day, it will, however nowdays it does not behave "as
expected" zypp installs exim while it should instead install postfix,
this is because it picks the smaller package (what the ... )
Out of interest, is it possible to Requires: smtp_daemon and
Recommends: postfix; and what happens if you do that?

As far as I know that does not work yet, as Recommends are processed in a
seperate solver run (first only requires, then recommends). so the decision
go with the "wrong" smtp daemon was already taken.

That's not true, if the solver has multiple packages to choose from,
it'll prefer recommended ones.


Michael Schroeder mls@xxxxxxx
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