RPM now supports soft dependencies

We’re pleased to announce the availability of RPM release 4.12.0.

The list of changes from RPM 4.11.x branch is vast, but here’s an executive summary of some of the more notable improvements:

  • Support for files over 4GB in packages
  • Support for weak dependency tags (suggests, recommends etc)
  • Faster package generation and signing
  • New plugin interface
  • New APIs to access package payloads