Add extra generated RPM requires - how?

Till Maas opensource at
Fri Dec 18 21:06:07 UTC 2009

On Fri, Dec 18, 2009 at 03:54:53PM -0500, Adam Jackson wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-12-18 at 20:26 +0000, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> > For libguestfs [RHBZ#547496] I want to add some extra 'Requires'
> > dependencies by running a shell script over a particular file that
> > gets generated during the build.
> > 
> > What's the best way, or a way, to do this?
> It's... not easy.  You want to overload the %__find_provides macro to
> invoke your script as well as the standard script for things like
> library sonames.  If you get it working let me know, I want basically
> the same thing for the X server and have so far been defeated.

I once created this for ghc/haskell packages, but I believe it was never
used. I got inspired by a script.
The "trick" here is to run the rpm default dependency script from within
the new script. My attempt is available here:

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