[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]

Re: rpm AutoRequires/AutoProvides and dsos not in linker path, do we care ?



Once upon a time, Chuck Anderson <cra WPI EDU> said:
> On Wed, Jun 17, 2009 at 09:42:38AM -0500, Chris Adams wrote:
> > That breaks things, because a program in /usr/bin may require a module
> > or library in a private directory.  You have to search all directories
> > for provides to satisfy internal requires.
> 
> If a program in /usr/bin requires something in a private, non-system 
> directory that is provided by a different package, then the 
> provides/requires need to express that somehow, perhaps by using a 
> full path in the provides.

I was talking about in the same package.  For example, MRTG installs in
/usr/bin/mrtg, and then needs private perl modules.  If you simply
remove the private directories, you'll end up with broken dependencies
because /usr/bin/mrtg needs modules that are not provided anywhere.

-- 
Chris Adams <cmadams hiwaay net>
Systems and Network Administrator - HiWAAY Internet Services
I don't speak for anybody but myself - that's enough trouble.


[Date Prev][Date Next]   [Thread Prev][Thread Next]   [Thread Index] [Date Index] [Author Index]