[Fedora-packaging] erroneous provides
mclasen at redhat.com
Fri Jan 26 16:04:35 UTC 2007
On Fri, 2007-01-26 at 10:45 -0500, Jesse Keating wrote:
> On Friday 26 January 2007 10:29, Matthias Clasen wrote:
> > So, how does this list like the idea of adding a bulletpoint for
> > "sane provides" to the package review guidelines ?
> I like it. However, defining 'sane provides' might prove difficult, but if
> you have pointers or a draft bullet point I'd gladly read it (:
Its hard to make that very precise, but it should mean something like
Look at the list of provides and verify that all of them are
intentional. Use repoquery to check if other packages already provide
the same thing, and if so, look closer. This is generally ok if
the provides is for a .so that lives outside of LIBDIR, otherwise
it indicates a potential problem.
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