Can't even rebuild ocaml-labgl
Richard W.M. Jones
rjones at redhat.com
Wed Sep 5 11:32:23 UTC 2007
Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Wed, 05 Sep 2007 09:48:50 +0100
> "Richard W.M. Jones" <rjones at redhat.com> wrote:
>> This is plain weird. It seems to me that someone could create a
>> package with a bogus "Provides: glibc" which was otherwise
>> uninstallable and bring the whole distribution to a halt. Is there
>> not a way to say "I do _not_ want this package, whatever that package
>> may claim about its provides"?
> I think what might be best here is to just untag the improperly built
> package, and replacing it with an older version. Can you send mail to
> 'rel-eng at fedoraproject.org' with what build needs to "go away" and
> which build should take it's place? It's just a simple case of
> buildroot maintenance.
I think the easiest thing is going to be if rel-eng could just delete
ocaml-lablgl & ocaml-lablgl-devel from the buildroot (and any
dependencies: possibly ocaml-lablgtk, freetennis if they are there too).
The ocaml-lablgl package which is in there at the moment has a
collection of bogus "Provides" which are actually provided by the base
ocaml-runtime package. AIUI because strlen ("ocaml-labgl") < strlen
("ocaml-runtime"), the bogus package "wins".
That will allow me to rebuild all the other ocaml packages, which have
been failing for over a week now, and then we can look at why it was
that ocaml-lablgl got the wrong "Provides". There must be a problem
with the custom ocaml-find-provides.sh script that we use, but to be
honest I've never seen it fail this way at any other time so I'm not
sure what happened.
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