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Re: perl + spamassasin dependency redux



Michael Schwendt <ms-nospam-0306 arcor de> writes:

> On Tue, 24 Feb 2004 23:54:07 -0600, Robert G. (Doc) Savage wrote:
> 
> > The latest perl and perl-suidperl 5.8.3-9 packages just posted to
> > updates-testing trigger a familiar dependency problem:
> > 
> >   Unresolvable chain of dependencies:
> >   spamassassin 2.63-0.2   requires /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.1
> > 
> >   Please modify your package selections and try again.
> > 
> > The -0.2 spamassassin package fixed a similar problem on Feb 11.
> > 
> > Warren? Michael? Shrek-m?  Gentlemen, start your engines...
> 
> Well, no surprise that a Perl version upgrade done like this would break
> such a dependency. Directory ownership within the "perl" package is still
> incomplete, making dependencies on paths more fragile. Especially since a
> version upgrade has been performed, and the version is a directory name.

Yeah, I hadn't added the new dirs yet.  Building an RPM with them in
there using this algorithm, which should be sufficient:

for dir in $(%{new_perl} -le 'print join("\n", @INC)' | grep '^%{_libdir}')
do
  mkdir -p $RPM_BUILD_ROOT/$dir
done

Basically every dir in the @INC of the newly built perl will be
created by the perl package (and therefore provided by it).

> The original problem with the weak dependency of the spamassassin package
> has not been solved and cannot be solved unless the Perl package provides
> Chip Turner's suggested virtual capabilities _or_ implmements @INC path
> ownership correctly.

The upcoming RPM has the virtual Provides as well as owns those dirs
(since it should have anyway).  Watch for it sometime today.

Chip

-- 
Chip Turner                   cturner redhat com
                              Red Hat, Inc.




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