Unwanted RPM dependencies

Bernardo Innocenti bernie at codewiz.org
Tue Jun 5 23:58:25 UTC 2007

Jeremy Katz wrote:

> The problem is that if this were made optional, then they wouldn't be
> guaranteed to be installed prior to the kernel which leads to big
> problems with initrd creation in the kernel's %post.

Heh, I didn't consider this problem...

> Generally
> speaking, this is a problem that could really do with some people
> looking into a solution as it happens more and more... and the hacks are
> not entirely ideal.  Ideas to rpm-maint-list at rpm.org :)

How does the "competition" handle it in the first place?
I mean, dpkg, emerge, portage...

>>  - hal depends on cryptsetup-luks (containing bulky 1.2MB
>>    static binary in /sbin)
> cryptsetup-luks should drop its static binary and move libcryptsetup to
> be in /%{_lib} instead of %{_libdir}

Definitely.  Who could do this?

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