[Fedora-packaging] Question about how libgcj-devel requires zlib

Ralf Corsepius rc040203 at freenet.de
Tue Sep 23 06:26:46 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-09-23 at 09:18 +0300, Panu Matilainen wrote:
> The new rpm in rawhide adds ISA provides (ie the (x86-32) stuff") 
> automatically for all non-noarch packages (including subpackages), all 
> that's needed is rebuild. So every package rebuilt since rpm 4.5.90.x 
> landed in rawhide already has them.
> The main use-cases for this feature are:
> a) -devel package dependencies on other -devel packages
> b) BuildRequires
> c) manual dependencies for plugins and such
Which kinds of problems does this solve?

So far I don't see any. Conversely, AFAIU all this does, is to add more
incompatibilities, more rpmdb entries, all for information which already
is hidden somewhere else.


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