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Re: FC-4 Extras buildsystem breakage details



On Wed, 2006-02-22 at 17:30 -0500, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> Ville Skyttä (ville skytta iki fi) said: 
> > On Wed, 2006-02-22 at 15:09 -0500, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> > 
> > > I could see an argument for checking to make
> > > sure that a new extras package does not provide duplicate provides as
> > > packages in the standard build environment.
> > 
> > I don't think there's a need for such a special case.  Packages simply
> > must not provide things they don't really intend to "export".
> 
> However, attempting to filter provides by turning off RPM's
> internal generator and using scripts removes multilib tagging
> and similar features.

...which is an example of why a better way to do it, like the
NoProvides: tag as suggested by Chris in this thread and others
elsewhere (eg. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/126878), is needed.


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