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Re: Can't even rebuild ocaml-labgl

Jesse Keating wrote:
On Wed, 05 Sep 2007 09:48:50 +0100
"Richard W.M. Jones" <rjones redhat com> wrote:


This is plain weird.  It seems to me that someone could create a
package with a bogus "Provides: glibc" which was otherwise
uninstallable and bring the whole distribution to a halt.  Is there
not a way to say "I do _not_ want this package, whatever that package
may claim about its provides"?

I think what might be best here is to just untag the improperly built
package, and replacing it with an older version.  Can you send mail to
'rel-eng fedoraproject org' with what build needs to "go away" and
which build should take it's place?  It's just a simple case of
buildroot maintenance.

I think the easiest thing is going to be if rel-eng could just delete ocaml-lablgl & ocaml-lablgl-devel from the buildroot (and any dependencies: possibly ocaml-lablgtk, freetennis if they are there too).

The ocaml-lablgl package which is in there at the moment has a collection of bogus "Provides" which are actually provided by the base ocaml-runtime package. AIUI because strlen ("ocaml-labgl") < strlen ("ocaml-runtime"), the bogus package "wins".

That will allow me to rebuild all the other ocaml packages, which have been failing for over a week now, and then we can look at why it was that ocaml-lablgl got the wrong "Provides". There must be a problem with the custom ocaml-find-provides.sh script that we use, but to be honest I've never seen it fail this way at any other time so I'm not sure what happened.


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