Subject: Re: providing a feature/capability instead of specific package
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/14/2004 18:35:47
On Wed, 13 Oct 2004, Jeremy C. Reed wrote:
> What about letting packages provide a feature or capability and then other
> packages could depend on that feature/capability instead of a specific
> package dependency?

This is what RPM does. How do you plan to resolve dependencies, i.e. map
feature -> pkg/filename? (local disk, ftp and http, please)

  - Hubert

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