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Re: Package Build Report - Fedora Extras Development

On Thu, 05 May 2005 18:35:33 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:

> Well, AFAICT, something is broken elsewhere, either in rpm, the
> buildsystem or inside of the GLU's packaging.
> > Both libGLU.so.1()(64bit) and libGL.so.1()(64bit) virtual provides do exist.
> The actual question here is: 
> What does "provides: libGLU.so.1" mean?

Well, first of all it means that the package includes a shared object
library with the SONAME libGLU.so.1 and stores this library in dynamic
linker's search path. (If it stores it elsewhere, that's a package bug
IMHO).  Due to multilib it has become more complicated, apparently, as
the SONAME is identical on every architecture, and only RPM seems to
mark the 64-bit version in a package.

> > > say, rsp. what does 
> > > "rpm -q --whatprovides libGLU.so"
> > > 
> > > with a both versions of libGLU.so installed report?
> > 
> > No package would ever provide that as a SONAME. Only querying
> > the actual files with complete paths [as above] works.
> Sorry, I meant
> rpm -q --whatprovides libGLU.so.1

An i386 package. :)

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