[Python-Dev] Accept just PEP-0426
dholth at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 23:01:02 CET 2012
I think the Metadata 1.1 treatment of these concepts is in some ways
better. (Metadata 1.2 added the -Dist suffix to the fields in an attempt to
make it clear that dependency names are PyPI names and not "import x"
Provides (multiple use)
Each entry contains a string describing a package or module that
will be provided by this package once it is installed. These
strings should match the ones used in Requirements fields. A
version declaration may be supplied (without a comparison
operator); the package's version number will be implied if none
Provides: xmltools (1.3)
Obsoletes (multiple use)
Each entry contains a string describing a package or module
that this package renders obsolete, meaning that the two packages
should not be installed at the same time. Version declarations
can be supplied.
The most common use of this field will be in case a package name
changes, e.g. Gorgon 2.3 gets subsumed into Torqued Python 1.0.
When you install Torqued Python, the Gorgon package should be
They mean pretty much what the same words mean in RPM and do not need
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