[maemo-community] "Community service pack"

From: Attila Csipa maemo at csipa.in.rs
Date: Thu Dec 16 15:21:49 EET 2010
On Thu, Dec 16, 2010 at 2:47 PM, Andrew Flegg <andrew at bleb.org> wrote:

>  1) A meta-package, as Ville describes, which depends on the two packages.
>     This might live in 'user/' (TBD) and be called something like
>     "qt-community-fixes-1". I don't think this should be a general
>     "community hotfixes", because then it makes no sense for QML apps
>     to depend on it in general. However, the SSU could depend on it to
>     pull it in more widely.
>  2) A change to Packages which just checks for the appropriate hotfix
>     packages; i.e. instead of depending on one metapackage, instead
>     QML projects have to depend on both fix packages.
> Given the problems with HAM & meta-packages in the past, I'd like to
> know we were confident in the behaviour if we took option #1.
IMO #2 is a no-go actually (which makes #1 the only way :), as if we allow
per-hotfix dependencies, we will have a mix of hotfixes that HAM will never
allow to nicely upgrade (if you have fix A as part of the hotfix
metapackage, and then with the next iteration a B hotfix comes, HAM will
actually refuse to install an app requiring hotfix B because that would
require updating A, but that was part of another app -> you get a 'problems'
tab). Some PyQt users might find this scenario familiar, so I suggest we
actually encourage to serve the fixes in bundles - that would also make
testing easier, etc).
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