Fedora Begins Preparing For RPM 4.13
Written by Michael Larabel in Fedora on 28 July 2015 at 11:27 AM EDT. Add A Comment
Fedora developers are readying for the RPM 4.13 update -- which is packing new features -- by landing the RPM 4.13 Alpha (v4.12.90) into Rawhide.

Florian Festi at Red Hat has been coordinating the RPM 4.12.90 (4.13 Alpha) update for Rawhide, per this devel message posting. The two prominent features he cites for RPM 4.13 is support for boolean dependencies and file triggers. The boolean/rich dependency handling is for better supporting complex relations between packages. File triggers are for running scripts automatically if files get installed in given paths.

As outlined at RPM.org, RPM 4.13 is also bringing new --whatrecommends, --whatsuggests, --whatsupplements, --whatenhances options. There is also a number of bug fixes, Python 3 compatibility improvements for the RPM Python bindings, and various code refactoring.

Given that Fedora 23 was branched from Rawhide earlier this month, RPM 4.13 will become a feature of Fedora 24.
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