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Re: RFC: Soname in rpm name



On Mon, 2005-01-24 at 15:11 +0100, Ralf Ertzinger wrote:
> Hi.
> 
> Aurelien Bompard <gauret free fr> wrote:
> 
> > I did not know, is it possible to have a tool find the rpms that no rpms
> > depend on, and ask to remove them ?
> 
> The problem with this is that RPM does not indicate whether a package has
> "end user value" (a command line or GUI program, or a daemon), or is just
> a support library needed by said end user programs, which can be removed
> if not needed by anyone.

Though you won't 100% find out -- at this moment -- whether a library
package is needed because the library can be dlopen()ed and this is
usually not encoded into package requirements (yet), cf. the current
"suggests/requires in rpm" thread.

Nils
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