[Fedora-packaging] erroneous provides

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Fri Jan 26 10:48:31 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-01-26 at 11:11 +0100, Patrice Dumas wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 26, 2007 at 01:11:33AM -0500, Matthias Clasen wrote:

> In general it is not a problem, but I think that this should be avoided.
In most cases this is not a problem for RH/Fedora. But it is a problem
outside of RH/Fedora, e.g. for 3rd party packages designed for parallel
installation, containing DSOs with the same names as Fedora.

> It has been already pointed out in lists, and in numerous package
> submissions (I always look for sane provides and for perl packages
> there are the 'usual bogusprovides on .so files'). I just have filled a 
> bug against rpm:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=224544
> Another possible solution would be to avoid setting the SONAME for the
> files that are only to be dlopened. libtool always set the soname, and it
> seems to be the same for perl. Maybe this is where things should be
> fixed?
Nope, the bug is in rpmbuild rsp. redhat-rpm-config. They produce
invalid results.


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