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Re: svn commit: r13715 - in trunk/packages/rpm: redhat-7.x redhat-8+wbel-3

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2005-03-28 16:17:25 CEST

David Summers wrote:
> On Mon, 28 Mar 2005, Max Bowsher wrote:
>>> Log:
>>> * rpm/redhat-7.x/subversion.spec,
>>> rpm/redhat-8+/subversion.spec,
>>> rpm/wbel-3/subversion.spec : Changed swig-1.3.19-3 package to co-exist
>>> with
>>> swig package that comes with Redhat.
>> I don't understand what this log message means - can you clarify?
>> Thanks.
>> Max.
> Yes, swig 1.1p5 comes with most versions of RedHat (7.3 - RHEL3). I had a
> swig 1.3.19-2 that superseded the swig-1.1p5 that came with RedHat. My
> swig-1.3.19-3 now co-exists with the swig-1.1p5 that came with Redhat.
> Not a show-stopper, but I'm working towards trying NOT to supersede
> packages that came with the distribution.
> Hope that clarifies it for you.

Ah, good, that makes sense.

Perhaps it might be better to name your package "swig13", to make it more
obvious that it is designed to be installed as-well-as not instead-of. I
know RPM allows multiple versions of the same package name, but people
mostly don't expect that to happen, and habituate to using "rpm -U".


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