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Re: python dependency for packages



On Fri, 2004-05-21 at 08:18, Jeremy Katz wrote:
> On Thu, 2004-05-20 at 16:19 -1000, Warren Togami wrote:
> > The below is an example of an explicit python dependency to 
> > automatically Require a compatible version of python at build time, from 
> > fedora.us python-bsddb for FC1.  Any opinions if this is a good solution 
> > in general for packages that require python?
> 
> misa added a python-abi virtual provide that can be used instead (this
> then also makes it so that you can have an, eg, python23 compat package
> that would work as well).  The way of querying for it is a little less
> than ideal, though, as I'm not sure of a way other than a) hard-coding
> or b) running rpm during the build.  I guess you could do Requires:
> python-abi = $(python -c "import sys; print sys.ver[:3]), but that seems
> a little fragile as well.

That sounds nice, too bad the provide doesn't exist in FC1 python :(
I've been using 
Requires: %{_bindir}/python%{pyver}
to get the major version dependency there and additional
Requires: python >= 2.0
..to express "this needs at least versio foo to work" where necessary.

	- Panu -



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