[packman] dependencies of packman subpackages from same build

Pascal Bleser pascal.bleser at opensuse.org
Tue Feb 7 21:01:47 CET 2017

It is indeed annoying because you end up with a setup that doesn't
play closed formats properly as it should be, with ffmpeg/libav
packages from different repositories. It also affects mplayer.

Until zypper implements that behavior (which sounds like a very good
idea to me), which won't be available until the next Leap to most
users anyhow, the best approach is probably to do hard requires with

What we used to do in the past is to add a "pm" suffix in the release tag, e.g.

Might not be a bad idea to revive that for a few critical packages
(ffmpeg/libav definitely comes to mind) as it would make sure that we
would conflict release numbers with whatever is built in oss or in

Another approach would be a pattern or an empty package
("packman-ffmpeg") that just pulls everything of libav*/ffmpeg in with
hard requires -- that might sound crude but in the end, it is what
everyone wants if they add the Packman repos and want to install the
ffmpeg that's in there.

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