[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Re: [maemo-users] 'Locking down' software installation

From: Guillem Jover guillem.jover at nokia.com
Date: Fri Feb 16 10:46:45 EET 2007
On Thu, 2007-02-15 at 14:02:19 -0600, ext Levi Bard wrote:
> > Not exactly: we do not only want to control which individual packages
> > you can install, but also which combinations.  Say there is a new
> > version of cairo, but we figure out that we also need to upgrade the
> > internet radio applet since it had a bug that--by chance--wasn't
> > triggered by the old version of cairo.  So we want to only support the
> > new cairo together with the new radio applet.
> >
> > With a version locked meta package, we can make sure that the user
> > gets the right combinations of packages.
> Wouldn't you just use standard dependencies for this?  Make the new
> radio applet depend on the new cairo?

That does not help when you pull the new cairo but not the radio
applet, but in this case a Conflicts from cairo against the broken radio
applet version or lower would.


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