Jason L Tibbitts III
tibbs at math.uh.edu
Mon Mar 3 16:13:17 UTC 2008
>>>>> "PM" == Panu Matilainen <pmatilai at laiskiainen.org> writes:
PM> Rpm doesn't support that either as of 4.4.2.x, but the parsing of
PM> Requires(foo) attributes is somewhat broken so it doesn't report
PM> the error as such in all cases (yes, it's a bug of course).
What really bothers me is that we already know what Requires(post),
Requires(pre) and such mean. So going by that, Requires(hint) or
Requires(missingok) would indicate a dependency for the %hint or
%missingok scriptlets. Which, uh, they don't.
I know that rpm specfile syntax isn't clean by any stretch of the
imagination, but I can't see the motivation for taking something which
actually made sense and shovelling in a load of turds for no reason.
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