[Fedora-packaging] Requires(missingok)

seth vidal skvidal at fedoraproject.org
Mon Mar 3 16:16:04 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-03-03 at 10:13 -0600, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> >>>>> "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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