Bug 1479530 - [DNF] backport weak deps
[DNF] backport weak deps
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
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: pre-dev-freeze
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Assigned To: packaging-team-maint
BaseOS QE Security Team
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Blocks: 1461652 1479531
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Reported: 2017-08-08 13:43 EDT by Daniel Mach
Modified: 2017-12-14 10:02 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2017-12-14 10:02:52 EST
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Description Daniel Mach 2017-08-08 13:43:10 EDT
To achieve feature parity with the latest RPM in Fedora, DNF team needs weak deps backported to RHEL 7.
Comment 1 Daniel Mach 2017-11-10 02:57:48 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 1508538 ***
Comment 2 Panu Matilainen 2017-11-10 03:11:31 EST
Unduping, bug 1508538 is not the same at all.
Comment 3 Panu Matilainen 2017-11-10 03:17:24 EST
To clarify, bug 1508538 is merely about tag constants and ability to query. A full backport of weakdeps would consist at least of the following (in addition):
- ability to build packages with weak deps
- dependency generator support for weak deps
- include weak deps in installation ordering
- --enhances/--suggests etc query aliases 
- rpmdb indexes for the weak deps (although this is probably only required for rich deps)

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