[Fedora-packaging] Re: Proposal to limit file deps

Tom 'spot' Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Thu Dec 21 15:19:41 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-12-21 at 10:10 -0500, Andrew Overholt wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-21-12 at 13:46 +0100, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > Instead an analysis would show why
> > packagers used this method and whether we can offer better workarounds
> > for what they wanted to achieve.
> In the Eclipse SDK package set, we recently went through the
> multilib-ification process.  We had to add a few file-level dependencies
> to get this to work.  This was due to the inability to specify %{arch}
> in a Requires.  How would this have been better accomplished?
> Ben can probably explain this better than I can.

Honestly, this is the only valid case for file-level dependencies I can
think of, and unfortunately, the only way to work around it is to fix
rpm to permit %{arch} specific Requires.


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