[Fedora-packaging] erroneous provides

Matthias Clasen mclasen at redhat.com
Thu Jan 25 13:22:30 UTC 2007


Yesterday I stumbled over an interesting dependency mishap wrt to
Inkscape: it is pulling in wxGTK, even though it is not using that
toolkit. This was caused by an unintended (automatic) provides in
some perl package
( https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=224238 ).

This made me think that it would be a good idea to add an item to
the package review to check the list of provides for sanity, much
like we have an item to check for unintended directory ownerships.

Also, it would be great to do a "duplicate provides" review of
the whole repository, but I'm currently at a loss of knowledge
about good tools for such a thing. What is the best tool to enumerate
the full package/provides matrix for a repository ?


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