Broken dependencies in Fedora 7 + Test Updates - 2007-09-24

Harald Hoyer harald at
Tue Sep 25 12:07:12 UTC 2007

Bill Nottingham schrieb:
> Kevin Kofler (kevin.kofler at said: 
>> There's a 1.1.6-5 pending which has this file marked as %ghost (as a hack to 
>> make the transition from hardcoded symlinks to alternatives working smoothly). 
>> Are %ghosted files considered "provided" by RPM?
> You can also do:
> Provides: /path/to/file
> for things provided by alternatives.
> Bill

The problem was, that, if the previous symlink was not ghosted, rpm removed it after alternatives set up the 
symlinks in %post.
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