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Re: Packages where EPEL beats EL



On Fri, 12 Mar 2010 13:39:49 -0700
Stephen John Smoogen <smooge gmail com> wrote:

> On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 12:57 PM, Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>
> wrote:
> > Once upon a time, Ville Skyttä <ville skytta iki fi> said:
> >> On Friday 12 March 2010, Chris Adams wrote:
> >> > This is similar to mrtg vs. perl-SNMP_Session; mrtg has its own
> >> > private copy of the SNMP_Session perl modules, but they are
> >> > found by the auto-provides (so the RPM lists them).  Then mrtg
> >> > is a shorter name than perl-SNMP_Session, so a package requiring
> >> > "perl(SNMP_Session)" gets a broken install.
> >>
> >> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=563619
> >
> > Yeah, that's a dupe of my 4 month old bug:
> >
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=532556
> >
> > I looked at the RHEL 5.5 beta, but I didn't see a new mrtg package.
> 
> Is there something we can put in the spec files to tell RPM not to
> look at it?

Packages requiring perl(SNMP_Session) could add a manual dependency on
perl-SNMP_Session; this will pick up the wanted package and won't be
fooled by the imposter.

Paul.


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