[Fedora-packaging] Requires: initscripts?

Matthias Saou thias at spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.spam.egg.and.spam.freshrpms.net
Tue May 8 08:38:00 UTC 2007


I've never added "Requires: initscripts" to packages which contain an
init script before. I've now been asked to in this review :


I like to avoid as many explicit requirements as possible, and in this
particular case, the "require packages owning parent directories of our
files and directories" of recent rpm versions (unfortunately not in
Fedora, though IIRC) would take care of things.

So my question : As long as the Requires(...) for the scriplets are fine
in order to get the package properly installed, updated and erased, do
we still need to add that explicit requirement?

I would say we don't, but I prefer asking to be sure...


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