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Re: strange failure for dependency against libdb-4.5.so



On Fri, 17 Aug 2007 18:30:26 +0200
Michael Schwendt <mschwendt tmp0701 nospam arcor de> wrote:

> If RPM in the build environment is a version that obsoletes packages
> based on virtual provides, these Provides/Obsoletes in compat-db are
> the culprit. In short, when compat-db "Provides: db4 =
> some-low-version", the "db4" packages with a higher version upgrades
> compat-db. Some background can be found here:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/111071 It has effected multiple packages
> since FC =~ 1
> 
> Recently, Panu has mentioned that this "feature" in RPM will go away
> in a future release of RPM. But until then, don't use such virtual
> provides. They break.


Yes, in this case the automatic library provides in the compat-db
package should be well enough to satisfy anything that /needs/ the
older libraries to function.

-- 
Jesse Keating
Fedora -- All my bits are free, are yours?

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