[Fedora-packaging] Re: Are circular dependencies ok?

Jesse Keating jkeating at redhat.com
Tue Aug 21 20:27:44 UTC 2007

On Tue, 21 Aug 2007 14:33:53 -0500
Rex Dieter <rdieter at math.unl.edu> wrote:

> Um, but if <foo>-libs Requires: foo , wouldn't that pull foo into the
> multilib mix too, no?  Am I missing something?

No, as "foo" is arch independent.  The idea here is that foo-devel has
a .so symlink that points to an arch specific library.  If that library
is in a -libs package then only the -libs package from the secondary
arch is brought in, and the Requires foo is satisfied by the single
arch foo.

Jesse Keating
Fedora -- All my bits are free, are yours?
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