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

Rex Dieter rdieter at math.unl.edu
Wed Aug 22 03:43:55 UTC 2007

Jesse Keating wrote:

> 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.

So a -devel's
Requires: %{name} ...
is treated differently (is arch specific) than a -libs's
Requires: %{name} ...
(which isn't?)

or is there some implicit requires in -devel's lib*.so symlink (which
doesn't show in 'rpm --requires' or 'rpm --provides')?

-- Rex

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