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

Enrico Scholz enrico.scholz at informatik.tu-chemnitz.de
Wed Sep 16 08:06:42 UTC 2009

Braden McDaniel <braden at endoframe.com> writes:

> On Tue, 2009-09-15 at 19:12 -0400, Tom Lane wrote: 
>> Braden McDaniel <braden at endoframe.com> writes:
>> > Since apparently a requirement for "foo" can be satisfied by any
>> > available architecture for which a "foo" is available, "Requires" that
>> > do not specify the architecture are unsafe for multilib systems (unless
>> > the dependency really can be satisfied by any architecture--which does
>> > not strike me as the most common case).
>> 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?

Can be solved with virtual provides (which should not be tied to an

| Provides: program(%name) = %version-%release
| %package devel
| Requires: program(%name) = %version-%release


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