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Re: specfile questions



On Thu, Feb 24, 2005 at 09:26:22AM -0600, Quentin Spencer wrote:
> I'm preparing a package for octave-forge, which I asked about a couple 
> of days ago, and I have a question about spec files. Octave-forge is 
> closely tied to the version of octave that is installed on the system, 
> so the Requires: part of the spec file should list a specific version. 
> It would be nice to have a single SRPM that could build on multiple 
> versions of Fedora, which may have different versions of octave 
> installed. Is there a way to do "Requires: octave = <whatever is 
> installed right now>"?

How is the package tied to the specific installed version?  Through 
dynamically linked libraries?  If so, don't put any Requires: at all, 
just let rpm find the requirements automatically.


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