[Slackbuilds-users] qemu/spice-gtk and usbredir

King Beowulf kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Sun Oct 23 00:51:56 UTC 2016

On 10/22/2016 05:17 PM, Thomas Szteliga wrote:
> Just a short review:
> http://www.rpm.org/wiki/PackagerDocs/BooleanDependencies
> "Requires, Recommends, Suggests, Supplements, Enhances, Conflicts"
> ~~~~
> Weak dependencies
> In addition to the strong dependencies created by Requires, there are 4
> dependencies that are completely ignored by rpm itself. Their purpose is
> to be used by dependency solvers to make choices about what packages to
> install. They come in two levels of strength:
>  + Weak: By default the dependency solver shall attempt to process
>    the dependency
> as though it were strong. If this is results in an error then they
> should be ignored and not trigger an error or warning.
>  + Very weak: By default the dependency solver shall ignore them.
>    But they may be used to show the matching packages as option
>    to the user.
> The depsolver may offer to treat the weak like very weak relations or
> the other way round.
> In addition to normal, forward relations that behave the same way as
> Requires: there are also two weak dependencies that work backward.
> Instead of adding packages that match the relations of to-be-installed
> packages these Relations add packages that contain relations matching
> to-be-installed packages.
> ~~~~
> More here: http://www.rpm.org/wiki/PackagerDocs/Dependencies

That's just nuts. Lets not try to force Slackware and SBo into a
Debian/Fedora/Gentoo etc mold.  Sure, it takes a bit more work for the
end user to sift through what he needs for his special use case and that
is how it should be.


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