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

Rex Dieter rdieter at
Tue Sep 25 12:50:17 UTC 2007

Harald Hoyer wrote:

> 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.

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

right, another case where %ghost + alternatives would help.

-- Rex

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