[Fedora-packaging] Explicit "Requires" should (usually) be arch-specific

Tom Lane tgl at redhat.com
Wed Sep 16 01:39:23 UTC 2009

Braden McDaniel <braden at endoframe.com> writes:
> On Tue, 2009-09-15 at 19:12 -0400, Tom Lane wrote: 
>> Surely this is a bug, not something that every single specfile must
>> work around.

> If it's a bug, then how do you propose a specfile should articulate a
> "Requires" that *can* be satisfied by any architecture?

Why would it need to?  I should only have to require "foo", I should
not have to know whether foo comes in arch-specific or arch-independent
form.  It should be up to the buildsystem to acquire the version that
is most appropriate for the target arch being built.

			regards, tom lane

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